The Handmaid’s Tale

Author(s): Poul Ruders, libretto by Paul Bentley (based on the novel by Margaret Atwood) Company: English National Opera

Set in a totalitarian state in which women, stripped of their identities and rights, are subjected to the whims of a patriarchal republic, this thought-provoking work magnifies the issues of state control and the fragility of freedom as heroine Offred struggles against the nightmare she finds herself in.


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