William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher
Published Date: July 2013
Publisher: Quirk Books
Genre: Sci Fi
The Story: 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.
Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter—and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations--William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.
My Review: Ok, so this is pretty awesome! I love reading Shakespeare, and I loved watching the original Star Wars. Ian Doescher has brought the two together in this book. It is so funny reading the beeps and blurps of R2-D2, and C3PO is even funnier in the verse. There's a few scattered images throughout the book. Oh, and I think it would be neat to see a high school preform this! I hope Ian Doescher does this to the next two Star Wars movies!
About the Author: IAN DOESCHER has loved Shakespeare since eighth grade and was born 45 days after Star Wars Episode IV was released. 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. Ian lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two sons. This is his first book.