First Lines Friday

by Notorious Spinks on 04.08.2011

First Lines Friday is a new bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.

  • Grab your current read.
  • Share the first line(s).
  • Include the title and author so that other FLF participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.

how shakespeare changed everything

“Othello has taken away from me all kinds of fears, all sense of limitation, and all racial prejudice,” Paul Robeson told reporters in London after his opening night performance of the play in 1930.  “Othello has made me free.”  How did Shakespeare become a champion of civil rights?  How did he prepare the way for an African American president four hundred years after his death?

How Shakespeare Changed Everything by Stephen Marche

Share your first lines.

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Literary Marie April 9, 2011 at 7:50 am

Hmmm, how DID Shakespeare become a champion of civil rights?


Notorious Spinks April 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm

It’s a quite interesting book. I have an ARC and want to read the finally edition.


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