for Othello by Julius Lester
A fictionalized version of Shakespeare's drama offers engrossing reading because of its lyrical language and new vision of the classic tragedy. In his reinterpretation of the racial identities of Iago and Emilia, Lester provides a provocative exploration of racism. Lines from the play are incorporated into the novel along with modern English in this eloquent rendering of the story of a black African general's downfall and the playing out of jealousy, deception and revenge. (Ages 12-17)
CCBC Choices 1995. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995. Used with permission.
An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling and pronunciation, up-to-date annotated bibliographies, and convenient listing of key passages.
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