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“...a quirky addition to the genre-busting canon...”—Entertainment Weekly  

“. . . a great gift for every geek you know, no matter what their passion.”—Huffington Post 

“...the book is so brilliant you’ll wonder why someone didn’t think of it sooner.”—Paste Magazine  

“William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is Exactly What You Need For Your Next Geeky Houseparty.”—Tor.com   

Book Description

Experience the Star Wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama penned by William Shakespeare himself, complete with authentic meter and verse, and theatrical monologues and dialog by everyone from Darth Vader to R2D2.

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike. Every scene and character from the film appears in the play, along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars galaxy. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.

“An elegant translation for a more civilized age. Let's face it—if you love Shakespeare or Star Wars half as much as I do, you've already bought this.” —Adam Bertocci, author of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski, writer-director of Brooklyn Force and Run Leia Run, and moderator of TheForce.net
“Whether your tastes run to Alderaan or Avon, this reimagining of Star Wars overflows with heart and wit." —Jason Fry, author of Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare
"Doescher’s pseudo-Shakespearean language is absolutely dead-on; this is one of the best-written Shakespeare parodies created for this audience and it is absolutely laugh-out-loud funny for those familiar with both The Bard and Star Wars." --School Library Journal
"At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us."--CNET.com
"As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in 't."—Newsday
"...a quirky addition to the genre-busting canon..."—Entertainment Weekly
"..another smart tribute fans will enjoy."—The Star-Ledger
"Ian Doescher has reimagined the entire first Star Wars film as an Elizabethan play, complete with iambic pentameter and elaborate illustrations. It's geekception." —The Mary Sue

About the Author

Product Details

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-59474-637-6
  • e-Book ISBN: 978-1-59474-655-0
  • Book Dimensions: 
    5 ¼ x 8
  • Page Count: 
    176
  • Release Date: 
    July 2, 2013
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