Othello: A Novel

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Demco Media, Feb 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction
2 Reviews
No Fear Shakespeare gives you the complete text of"Othello" on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right.Each No Fear Shakespeare contains
  • The complete text of the original play
  • A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language
  • A complete list of characters with descriptions
  • Plenty of helpful commentary

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

Interesting retelling of the Shakespeare play. Iago and his wife are now black so that Iago's animosity towards Othello is not racist. The location is now England in the 16th century. Like all good ... Read full review

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User Review  - adutton1 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book for its interesting portrayal of Iago as the same race as Othello, who in the Shakespeare version was a Moor, but in Lester's version is African. What I like about Shakespeare ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Writer, professor, and photographer Julius Lester was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 27, 1939. He received a B.A. in English from Fisk University in 1960. Lester's photographs from the civil rights movement era have been exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution and are part of Howard University's permanent collection. In addition to having hosted radio and television talk shows in New York City, Lester has also recorded two albums. Lester has published 25 children's books, as well as numerous works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for adults. Translated into eight languages, his books have won the Newbery Honor Medal, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. Many of his titles have also been on the New York Times Outstanding Book list and the American Library Association's Notable Book list. Lester has written hundreds of reviews and essays for publications including The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, The New Republic, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review. After teaching for two years at the New School for Social Research in New York, Lester joined the faculty of the University of Massachusetts in 1971. He is an award-winning professor in the Judaic and Near Eastern Studies Department and an adjunct professor of History. He has given lectures at over 100 colleges and universities. Lester has five children and lives with his wife and cat in a small Western Massachusetts town.

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