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William Shakespeare's Star Wars

William Shakespeare's Star Wars
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Ian Doescher
Publisher: Quirk Books
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 174
Pub. Date: 2013
ISBN-10: 1594746370
ISBN-13: 9781594746376

About the Book:

May the verse be with you!

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. 'Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome stormtroopers, signifying... pretty much everything.

Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout William Shakespeare's Star Wars 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. Inspired by one of the greatest creative minds in the English language – and William Shakespeare – here is a sublime retelling of George Lucas's epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon.

What people say:

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

"As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in 't." — Newsday

"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. It is most likely to be appreciated by snarky AP English students and drama club members, but an imaginative English teacher could find ways to use it in the classroom to engage reluctant readers of Shakespeare." — School Library Journal

"At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us." —

"For anglophiles, sci-fi nerds, and probably 9th grade English students." — The Bookreporter

About the Author:

Ian Doescher is an American fiction writer known for his William Shakespeare Star Wars series and the Pop Shakespeare series. He has loved Shakespeare since eighth grade and was born 45 days after Star Wars Episode IV was released. An ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), he has a B.A. in Music from Yale University, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. He is currently a Senior Copywriter at CareOregon, a nonprofit health care provider in Portland.