||Introduction to Margaret Atwood (0:35) -- Toronto's Dullness (3:51) -- Writing about Toronto (1:40) -- Wronged Women (2:03) -- Resurrecting Lady Macbeth (2:24) -- Creating a Seduction Fantasy (1:46) -- Maintaining a Social Facade (2:54) -- Autobiographical Fiction (2:10) -- Isolated Childhood (2:00) -- Developing Observational Skills (1:44) -- Writing Influences (2:48) -- Ward's Island (4:45) -- Canada's Regimental System (5:49) -- Gender Reversal (2:33) -- Grimm's Connection (2:16) -- Exploring Female Aggression (2:16) -- Rebuilding Canadian Literature (2:44) -- Literary Evolution (2:03) -- Feminist Identity (2:12) -- Writer's Role in Society (1:43) -- Credits: Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride (0:50)
||Where have all the Lady Macbeths gone? wondered Margaret Atwood. Her answer came in the form of Zienia, the predatory protagonist of The Robber Bride. In this interview, Canada's preeminent novelist, poet, and critic discusses topics such as how she became a writer and how the women's movement, World War II, and her home city of Toronto have influenced her writing. Excerpts from The Robber Bride-her witty recasting of the Grimms' tale "The Robber Bridegroom"-and Cat's Eye, read by actress Nadia Cameron, showcase the incisive and poetic nature of Atwood's prose.
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|Interest grade level
||10 & up.
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Digital Classics (Firm), 1993.|
|Publisher number||10096 Films Media Group|