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  1. says:

    This is the modern reimagining in the Hogarth Shakespeare series of the dark psychological play Othello It is transferred to the 1970s and set amongst 6th graders and teachers in a elementary school in a suburb of Washington DC It works surprisingly well and the action takes place over the period of a day The heavy and raw emotions of an incendiary jealousy bent on destruction rage envy insecurity and resentment fits well into the school p

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    Osei Kokote is a diplomats son who has changed school multiple times and has recently moved again As the new boy in school in a Washington suburb in the 1970s and the only black student he is unsure of his place at

  3. says:

    Tracy Chevalier’s New Boy is a bravely re imagined work of Hogarth Shakespearean fiction Reset in the 1970s on an elementary school

  4. says:

    New Boy is a very tightly wound compact retelling of Othello that retains the original's exploration of love and b

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    Chevalier takes on Othello in this latest entry from the Hogarth Shakespeare series The third I have read and am enjoying the different takes the authors are writing to modernize these classics She sets Othello in a grade school in Washington DC and the story takes place all in a day The students are now in sixth grade have known each other for years statuses clearly defined top of the heap before moving onto Middle schhol and

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    The Hogarth Shakespeare series has brought us a mixed bunch of novelisations to date some excellent My Name is Shylock Hag Seed some so so Vinegar Girl and this which just didn't work for me at all Chevalier transfers Othello to an American elementary school in 1970s Washington and makes all the characters 11 y

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    I will be honest here and say that while I knew the rough story of Othello I have never read it or seen it so I

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    Received an ARC from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for a fair reviewTracy Chevalier hit the right notes in this retelling of Othello New Boy is a perfect depiction of how a day or two in the life of a child can feel like an eternity This story was beautifully told and it reinvigorated some of that painful nostalgia insi

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    My third in this series of Shakespearean rewrites but sadly I did not enjoy it as much as either Hag Seed or Vinegar GirlNew Boy is based on Othello and many of the similarities were obvious but I thought the author's idea of placing the action in a 1970's elementary school in the USA was problematic at least for me I really feel that eleven year old children in 1970 were not so street smart or so sexualised I am sure they may hav

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    This is a powerful and poignant retelling of Shakespeare's Othello I read the original and its modern predecessor back to back and in my humble opinion thought Chevalier did justice to this timeless story from the renowned bardIt was a bold

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Dee the most popular girl in school But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl By the end of the day the school and its key players teachers and pupils alike will never be the same again The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970's suburban Washington. New Boy is a very tightly wound compact retelling of Othello that retains the original s exploration of love and betrayal racism strength and weakness but transforms the situation to an elementary school and setting the conflict between adolescents which heightens the tension and pathos for the reader Tracy Chevalier does a fine job turning the classic passionate tragedy into a character drama in which the children s thoughts and deeds are a reflection of the some of the worst or most insidious ills and nastiness of American society and though set in the 1970s I felt a dull ache of discomfort of how relevant the same sentiments and issues and ills are in today s world I would rate this 35 stars overall it s perhaps a bit short for my liking especially considering Othello is one of Shakespeare s longer plays somewhat unbelievable in the rate of escalation of events arrival and love and betrayal and conseuences all in a single school day the ending which has a dark but unsettled feeling and it didn t do much to engage with the source material beyond its adaptation to this new narrative which felt like a bit of a missed opportunity But I rounded up to 4 stars for the very solid craft and execution the well developed versions of Othello Desdemona and Iago who uickly captured my interest and aroused my sympathy and the consistently tense and foreboding atmosphere Chevalier created in the most seemingly unassuming of locations and placesOsei is the titular new boy a Ghanaian diplomat s son whose arrival on the playground of an all white school in the Washington DC upends the established array of alliances and status to the delight of Dee who immediately connects with Osei and to the displeasure of Ian who prefers the previous pecking order and wants to destabilize O s fledgling relationship with Dee and social currency Knowing what s in store in a general sense for OseiOthello DeeDesdemona and IanIago means we follow Tracy Chevalier s developments through the day with trepidation these are children after all so their confusion and anger and distress and suffering all the weigh on our conscience especially driven as they are by parental and social forces imposed on these childrenIn less than 200 pages Chevalier gives us a wealth of backstory for Osei Dee Ian and MimiEmilia In some ways I was amazed at how uickly Chevalier could push the story into its downward spiral and yet these adolescents were not mere stand ins for their Shakespearean counterparts Osei s double isolation as the only black boy and new boy at school is mirrored in his home life disconnected from his parents no longer having a real relationship with his once beloved sister constant relocation due to his father s many postings various successful and unsuccessful outings at American schools and dealing with the ignorance and casual and overt racism in the world around him Osei is an intelligent boy but one susceptible to the machinations and manipulations of Ian with the growth of his inner rage fear loneliness and pain We may not get uite as much detailed backstory with Dee but we are given enough to see how different Dee is from her peers that she is eager to connect with Osei and seeks to understand him and bridge the gap between their differences a bright happy serene girl worldly and mature than others in her class whose goodness and boldness Ian exploits to drive Osei s suspicion Ian is perhaps most like his original source Iago pure Machiavellian villain clawing at power brutal and uncaring of the feelings of others driven by jealously and coldly delighting in his power to destroy But he too arouses pity and sympathy an adolescent if only we could reach him turn him to a better path And that is the genius of Chevalier s setting and time and characters New Boy keeps the powerful themes of Shakespeare s work but ups the ante and the stakes since it s the lives of children now in the balanceOverall this is a worthy entry to the Hogarth Shakespeare series and though I did find some flaws with it and did not love it nearly as much as the muscular and meta Hag Seed I would definitely recommend it That said I think this one is for readers of contemporary fiction than Shakespeare fans there s little allusion or ode to Othello or the Bard here which means the story and characters stand on their own merits but is a bit untethered from its source material received an ARC of this on edelweiss thanks to Hogarth and Penguin Random House The Ultimate Resource in school But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl By the end of the day the school and The Chronicles of Little Nicholas its key players teachers and pupils alike will never be the same again The tragedy of Othello El enigma del laberinto perdido is transposed to a 1970's suburban Washington. 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Schoolyard where kids fall in and out of love with each other before lunchtime and practice a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers Peeking over the shoulders of four 11 year olds Osei Dee Ian and his reluctant girlfriend Mimi Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy bullying and betrayal will leave you reeling. I will be honest here and say that while I knew the rough story of Othello I have never read it or seen it so I chose to read this book from the synopsis rather than the Shakespearean connectionThe story is set in Washington in the 70 s the focus of the book is a Ghanaian diplomat s son called Osei It s his first day at a new school and the story takes place on that one day The main focus is on a group of students Osei Dee Mimi Blanca Casper and Ian There is also focus on the hideous teacher Mr Brabant and his colleague Miss Lode who mostly is a uiet and pliable characterIan is an awful child he is the school bully a manipulative racist who takes pleasure in belittling others and is always looking for an opportunity to take advantage of a situation and if he can make others lives a misery while he s at it then that s all the better When Osei joins the school that Ian has worked hard to manipulate to his will and catches the eye of the popular Dee Ian senses a shift in the balance of the carefully manipulated school playground hierarchy and sets out to make Osei the outcast The children seem to have an automatic assumption about black people that they have picked up from their openly racist parents and teachers Osei entered the school assuming that his colour would be the greatest issue and in some ways the racism plays a large part in the story but the racist undercurrent aids Ian s cruel pursuits too He is not about to have his hard work undone by the new black boy in his school I found this story disturbing and found myself absolutely furious at times especially at Mr BrabantThis wasn t a comfortable read but it was intense and is very well written It is relevant to current times because it is updated and relatable to what sadly is still an issue The use of the playground setting was genius I would definitely recommend this book it may not be a comfortable read but it is so well written the characters are realistically crafted and it is nicely paced There were shocks and surprises aplenty I can imagine this book being studied in secondary schools in a comparison to Shakespeare s Othello It is a striking piece of work in it s own right and that will catch the attention of adults and children alikeI was given a copy of this book by the Publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The Five Chinese Brothers in and out of love with each other before lunchtime and practice a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers Peeking over the shoulders of four 11 year olds Osei Dee Ian and his reluctant girlfriend Mimi Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy bullying and betrayal will leave you reeling. 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From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring comes the fifth installment in the Hogarth Shakespeare series a modern retelling of Othello set in a suburban schoolyardArriving at his fifth school in as many years a diplomat's son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day so he's lucky to hit it off with. This is the modern reimagining in the Hogarth Shakespeare series of the dark psychological play Othello It is transferred to the 1970s and set amongst 6th graders and teachers in a elementary school in a suburb of Washington DC It works surprisingly well and the action takes place over the period of a day The heavy and raw emotions of an incendiary jealousy bent on destruction rage envy insecurity and resentment fits well into the school playground where the smallest of incidents gets blown up into mammoth proportions The importance attached to in crowds and popularity resonate with school kids and underline its insidious malevolence in the school milieuOsei is black a Ghanian diplomat s son and the eponymous new boy who understands the need for friends to fit in into the all white school There is blatant presence of a casual racism coming from teachers and children Rising above all that and seeking to understand is the bright pretty and popular Dee who befriends Osei along with Casper This puts the cat among the pigeons as the old social order perceives itself to be threatened personified by the manipulative and jealous Ian chief ruler of the playground using fear and bullying as his means to establish his top dog position Ian has no intention of letting things stand as they are between the star crossed lovers Unlike Othello we get glimpses of the sweet and tender relationship between Osei and Dee Ian is reduced to a vindictive petty and smaller character in the greater scheme of things than the central larger than life Iago envisioned in Othello We all know where the action is inexorably heading lending dread to the narrative for the readerThis novel speaks volumes with regards to the issue of race in contemporary politics and society Osei is the outsider whose treatment bears distinctly uncomfortable parallels with the experience of black people and migrants today The schoolyard is but a micro stage of the larger national and international stage inhabited by adults Tracy Chevalier s reworking of Othello does not by any means work perfectly Nevertheless the setting is a success the time frame perhaps less so I found this a uick absorbing compelling and entertaining read Highly recommended and a great way to get young people into Shakespeare Thanks to Random House Vintage for an ARC