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William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First (William Shakespeare's Star Wars #1)

William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First (William Shakespeare's Star Wars #1)
Your Price: $20.95 CDN
Author: Ian Doescher
Publisher: Quirk Books
Series: William Shakespeare's Star Wars
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 176
Pub. Date: 2015
ISBN-10: 1594748063
ISBN-13: 9781594748066

About the Book:

May the verse be with you!

Experience the Star Wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama penned by the immortal William Shakespeare himself, complete with authentic meter and verse, and theatrical monologues and dialogue by everyone from Darth Maul to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Now the curtain rises once again on that star-crossed galaxy far away, this time revealing the tragedy, hubris, and doomed romance that will lead to the fall of the Republic and the rise of an Empire. The entire Star Wars saga starts here, with George Lucas' first of a three-part prequel Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace rescripted in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon, featuring a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights facing a hidden, vengeful enemy.

Authentic meter, stage directions, rescripted movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace 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. O Threepio, Threepio, wherefore art thou, Threepio? Methinks you'll find out in the pages of William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace.

What people say:

"Reverent, clever and a novel way for fans to re-immerse themselves in their beloved franchise." — New York Times

"Good luck getting to the end without rolling off your chairs. This book is a hoot. So what are you waiting for? Get thee once more to a galaxy far, far away." — McClatchy Tribune

" inspired illustrated mashup that retells the space adventure in artful iambic pentameter and answers the question: What light through Yoda's window breaks?" — Tampa Bay Tribune

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

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.

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