- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Format: Hardback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 142mm x 206mm x 23mm | 295g
- Publication date: 25 March 2014
- Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
- ISBN 10: 1594747156
- ISBN 13: 9781594747151
- Illustrations note: spot line drawings
- Sales rank: 5,011
The highly-anticipated second installment in the to the New York Times best-selling series WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S STAR WARS. The best-selling William Shakespeare's Star Wars strikes back with all-new, all-Elizabethan, officially-licensed retellings of Episode V. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, power-mad emperor, and jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. Illustrated with beautifully intricate, Renaissance-style artwork, the saga of swashbuckling, swordfighting, and romance unfolds like you've never read it before.
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Ian Doescher is the author of the New York Times bestseller WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S STAR WARS. He has a B.A. in Music from Yale, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Union Seminary. A theologically trained social media specialist, Ian currently works for a marketing agency in Portland. Nicolas Delort is a freelance illustrator based in Paris, France. Gathering inspiration in the daily and mundane as well as books and any kind of narrative medium, Delort has been compared to Gustav Dore and Franklin Booth for his wonderfully textural pen-and-ink drawings of scenes both fantastical and familiar. Delort's work has been featured on the cover of Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane from Solaris Books and in several galleries worldwide.
By Nada A. 20 May 2014
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher is the second in the series to retell the story of the Star Wars original trilogy in Shakespearean English. The first, William Shakespeare's Star Wars, was a delightful book. This one is almost as good. This installment is more serious and does not have the novelty value that the first one did. It is still a fun book to read and to share with kids. I look forward to reading the next installment.
Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2014/05/william-shakespeares-empire-striketh.html
..".enormous fun..." --"AVClub.com" "Good luck getting to the end without rolling off your chairs. This book is a hoot."--"McClatchy Tribune" ..".an 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" "So what are you waiting for? Get thee once more to a galaxy far, far away."--"Paste Magazine" "'Tis a delight."--"Palm Beach Post" "This is a must for any fan of 'Star Wars'"--"The Citizen" "Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, ["William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back"] offer[s] essential reading for all ages."--"East Bay Express" "Classic literature blended with fun is the best way to describe "William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back.".."--"San Gabriel Valley Tribune" ..".masterful..."--"Deseret News"