William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope
May the verse be with you! Inspired by one of the greatest creative minds in the English language—and William Shakespeare—here is an officially licensed 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,... show more
May the verse be with you! Inspired by one of the greatest creative minds in the English language—and William Shakespeare—here is an officially licensed 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. Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify learners and masters alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.
Publish date: July 2nd 2013
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 174
Edition language: English
Series: William Shakespeare's Star Wars (#1)
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...
The biggest issue is that I have to read this a short piece at a time. Still, I finally got through and I enjoyed it. For the most part. I think I need to love either Shakespeare or Star Wars a lot more for this to work for me. Also, the use of Star Wars and until the Empire Strikes Back mad...
I loved this! Take Star Wars, Episode 4, A New Hope. Add William Shakespeare's writing and dialog. And you get A ROLLICKING GOOD TIME!!!! I haven't had so much fun with a book as I have this one. It is so funny picturing Han Solo speaking a soliloquy. I would love to see this produced for the theate...
Shakespeare and Star Wars come together to wondrous results thanks to the fantastic writing and imagination of Ian Doescher. In 176 pages of iambic pentameter verse, stage directions, and some of the best Elizabethan clothed Star War characters ever seen, the reader finds one of the best adaptations...
As someone who has never been really into Star Wars this book was perfect. Light, quirky, yet true to its source, Doescher does a fantastic job of combining the works of The Bard and George Lucas into one unforgettable adaptation. Beyond just being a good book it's also a marvel at the talent it tak...