As an English teacher, it is a bit of a no-brainer that one has to learn to like or at least learn to accept Shakespeare. I have come to love the work of the bard, but some of my teenaged counterparts would disagree with me. It isn’t easy to make a group of teens translate this vernacular. I was so surprised that I had never heard of the Hogarth Shakespeare series before. Where am I living? Under a rock??
Making Shakespeare more relevant and accessible to today’s society, I was so excited to read New Boy, by Tracy Chevalier, which was a play on the Shakespearean classic, Othello.
I wasn’t sure what to expect going in as I hadn’t read any of the other titles I this series and have read some pretty awful Shakespeare retellings over the year, but, I must say, after finishing this book, I was impressed.
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