Google+ Reading Teen: Video Book Review: William Shakespeare's Star Wars and The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Video Book Review: William Shakespeare's Star Wars and The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

    Hardcover: 176 pages
    Publisher: Quirk Books; Advance Reading Copy edition (July 2, 2013)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1594746370
    ISBN-13: 978-1594746376

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.

Series: William Shakespeare Trilogy
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books (March 18, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594747156
ISBN-13: 978-1594747151

Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, these two plays offer essential reading for all ages. Something Wookiee this way comes!.

1 comment:

  1. Have they said if he's doing "The Jedi Returneth"? Great review, Austin!


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