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William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher
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12.16% of people buy William Shakespeare's Star Wars and William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return ~ Hardback ~ Ian Doescher.

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"Very amusing. Love the treatment of R2D2"
4 stars"
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As a Shakespeare and a Star Wars fan I found this book awesome. The characterisation of the various roles from Star Wars carries with the irreverent Shakespearean humour on top for a bonus!

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A very clever adaption to Georges classic, very funny and totaly enjoyable read. Will be ordering the other two in the series!

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I loved this book. Big fan of Star Wars. Mild interest in Shakespeare. I sincerely hope someone makes a play out of this. I would go and see it.

Description

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' 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.

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“An elegant translation for a more civilized age. Let's face it—if you love Shakespeare or Star Wars half as much as I do, you've already bought this.” —Adam Bertocci, author of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski, writer-director of Brooklyn Force and Run Leia Run, and moderator of TheForce.net

“Whether your tastes run to Alderaan or Avon, this reimagining of Star Wars overflows with heart and wit." —Jason Fry, author of Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare

“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.” –School Library Journal

“At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us.” –CNET.com

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

“…a quirky addition to the genre-busting canon…” —Entertainment We­ekly

“..another smart tribute fans will enjoy.” —The Star-Ledger

“Ian Doescher has reimagined the entire first Star Wars film as an Elizabethan play, complete with iambic pentameter and elaborate illustrations. It's geekcepti­on.” —The Mary Sue

Author Biography

Ian Doescher earned a B.A. in music from Yale University, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in theology from Union Seminary. He currently works for a marketing agency in Portland.

Release date NZ
July 8th, 2013
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Quirk Books
Pages
176
Dimensions
149x211x17
ISBN-13
9781594746376
Product ID
21026042

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