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Ian Doescher
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it 4 weeks ago
—O knavery Most vile, O trick of Empire’s basest wit. A snare, a ruse, a ploy; and we the fools. What great deception hath been plied today— O rebels, do you hear? Fie, ‘tis a trap! ~Admiral Ackbar, Act IV, Scene 3 Yes, good Admiral, ‘tis a trap! I was lulled into a false sense of security by the...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it 1 month ago
Nay, nay! Try thou not. But do thou or do thou not, For there is no “try.” ~Yoda, Act III, Scene 7 Apparently I was not the only one put off by the excessive use of the Chorus in Verily, A New Hope. Enough people complained that Doescher mentioned it in the acknowledgments of this book and talke...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it 1 month ago
Friends, rebels, starfighters, lend me your ears. ~Luke Skywalker, Act V, Scene 4 My friends, I have made a tactical error. I should have read these books in the order in which they were written (4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3) instead of chronological order. If I had, I probably wouldn’t have noticed the huge...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it 1 month ago
After three books, I am still stunned by how much more sense the Star Wars prequels make as Shakespearean plays. I would pay real money to see this whole series of adaptations acted onstage by classically trained thespians. Get on it, Disney, and make it snappy. I want to see Patrick Stewart in the ...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it 1 month ago
I swear, these Shakespearean adaptations are ever so much better than the movies. I loved this one almost as much as Part the First, but I had to dock it half a star for Doescher violently shoehorning Samuel L. Jackson’s movie titles into Mace Windu’s dialog. This produce is pulp; fiction is your p...
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