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Ericalambbrown
Othello | William Shakespeare
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Audio gardening today. (I had a terrible mess going on - ‘before‘ is in the bottom.) Thank you, @mariaku21 , for recommending the production of Othello with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ewan McGregor, and Kelly Reilly on Audible. It is exquisite! And it made my task easier to accomplish. 🌱 📚 🎧

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow! Looks lovely! 2mo
Ericalambbrown @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Thanks! I let it get so out of hand this summer. 🤣 2mo
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mariaku21
Othello | William Shakespeare
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OMG!
Ewan McGregor as Iago was a fantastic choice and one that I applauded over and over again every time his voice came across my earbuds as you hear through his voice the conspiracy and jealousy that drives the character to take the actions he does. And Chiwetel Ejiofor as Othello...oh the range of emotions he renders from the words is equally enticing and plays well into Iago as the story goes along.

Ericalambbrown Awwwww, damn!!!! Where did you find this glorious adaptation? 😍 3mo
mariaku21 @Ericalambbrown I was able to download it through Audiofile Magazine's summer program and i think it's also on Audible 3mo
Ericalambbrown @mariaku21 Thank you!!! I do Audible so I will check there. Othello is probably my fave of his tragedies, so I love new adaptations with great actors 🥰 3mo
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mariaku21 I've listened to it a few times now and still love and enjoy it 3mo
Ericalambbrown @mariaku21 You are the best! You made my day- thank you! 3mo
Ms_T I‘m definitely interested in checking this out. Thanks for the great review and for bringing it to my attention! 3mo
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TheEllieMo
Othello | William Shakespeare
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Probably still the most well-known tale about #jealousy...

#AugustABC @Eggs

Eggs I agree, powerful drama 3mo
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SW-T
New Boy | Tracy Chevalier
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Mehso-so

Only going with so-so because I like Chevalier. These kids didn‘t sound like kids, the adults were really flat and uninspired, and while this was supposed to take place in one day during the 1970‘s, it dragged in places and rushed in others so it came across as very disjointed. I applaud the effort to tell a story about racism, preconceptions, and stereotypes, but this #Othello retelling falls flat for me.

#retelling #Shakespeare

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shellleigh33
I, Iago: A Novel | Nicole Galland
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Had to leave work early today to go pick up my daughter from school with fever but came home to find a sweet surprise. Thank you so much @BrainyHeroine for the the awesome book you sent me in the #justabookswap. It sounds like an great book and I can‘t wait to read it. I also love the beautiful gift bag it came in!!

TheBookKeepers Yay!!! 9mo
mcipher Hope she‘s feeling better soon! 9mo
shellleigh33 The flu has hit our household 🤦‍♀️ 9mo
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ReadosaurusText
New Boy | Tracy Chevalier
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I really appreciated this modern retelling of Othello, and I was surprised to see so many critical reviews on Goodreads. Seeing all the appreciation for the book on Litsy is just another reason to love this book community! The way NEW BOY is set in a school with children, and particularly the way much action takes place on the schoolyard, emphasizes the way structural racism operates. Now, I should go back to reread Othello.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I liked this one too! It‘s stayed with me. I think about it often. 10mo
ReadosaurusText @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Cool! Good to know it is one that stands up to the test of time. (edited) 10mo
TabbyGibby I have no comment about the book, just wanted to say I love your username ❤️ 10mo
ReadosaurusText @TabbyGibby Oh, that is so nice!! Thank you! 🤗 10mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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The Shakespeare nerd in me is gathering my supplemental reading materials for my IRL book club selection for February!

#Hogarth #LitsyLovesShakespeare

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Jazz2
I, Iago: A Novel | Nicole Galland
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This is such an amazing book. Anyone who loves a bit of the old bard should definitely pick this up and read it. Now if not sooner!

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GirlWellRead
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I've been enamoured with Chevalier's work since Girl With a Pearl Earring and have been waiting for her to deliver something just as captivating and she does just this with New Boy. Chevalier doesn't shy away from the huge undertaking/responsibility of retelling Shakespeare's Othello—her compact version delivers a sucker punch and I encourage you to pick it up.