Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books (July 2, 2013)
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.
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Oh, man. This is definitely one title that I was excited to hear about.
You know, maybe excited isn't the right word.
I was completely ecstatic.
I am the definition of a Star Wars nerd. Movies, video games, novels, comics, you name it. I love it all. And though I'm not the hugest fan of poetry, I knew from the instant I heard about this book that it would completely rule. And then I saw the cover, and that just added another level of awesome to the book. If you can honestly look at that cover, with Darth Vader clothed in Shakespearean garb like a boss, and say that you aren't interested in this book, you probably aren't a very radical person. Sorry. But that's just how it is.
This book is hilarious as well as interesting. I literally can't find a better way to put it, but if you've ever wanted to see what Star Wars: A New Hope would be like if it were written by William Shakespeare, this is the book you should read. The illustrations are fantastic, giving a very Shakespeare mood while keeping the relation to Star Wars the main theme. This book is a lot of fun, weather you want to read it or just show it off to your friends. If you like Star Wars, or if you're a fan of William Shakespeare, go get this book. Seriously, it's awesome.
Thanks so much to Eric at Quirk Books for providing me with William Shakespeare's Star Wars!
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