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William Shakespeare's Star Wars

William Shakespeare's Star Wars

Book rating: 05 Paperback Quirk Books

By (author) Ian Doescher

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  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 206mm x 22mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 2 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1594746370
  • ISBN 13: 9781594746376
  • Illustrations note: 20
  • Sales rank: 643

Product 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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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.

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By SashaCat 09 Aug 2013 5

This is the greatest book I own right now.
It is actually really beautifully written. Emotional, vivid, fun and brilliant. The physical book is also amazing in texture, colour, good book-smell and cover design.
I love it.

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"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" ..".the book is so brilliant you'll wonder why someone didn't think of it sooner."--"Paste Magazine" .."another smart tribute fans will enjoy."--"The Star-Ledger"" " "If you are looking for a neat way to get acquainted with Shakespeare or you are a teacher whose students are having a rough time accessing the genius of the Bard of Avon, I highly recommend you give "William Shakespeare's Star Wars" a try!"--"GeekMom" "Is it all a great, geeky, inter-galactic goblet of literary fun? Verily!" --"AmericanProfile.com" ..".a quirky addition to the genre-busting canon..."--Entertainment Weekly ..".what Doescher made is delicious."--Charleston City Paper ..".brilliant..."--Deseret News "This is a great read. Author Ian Doescher may not have bested Shakespeare, but he's certainly one-upped Lucas."--Asbury Park Press "As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in 't."--Newsday ..".charming..."--The Courier-Journal ..".the ultimate fan fic."-- ABC News Radio """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 ..".outstanding."--Geekdad "Nicolas Delort's woodcut-style illustrations are a fabulous mixture of old and new."--"Boing Boing"" " "Delightful."--"PortlandMercury.com"" " "For anglophiles, scifi nerds, and probably 9th grade English students."--"The Bookreporter"" " "["William Shakespeare's Star Wars"] is a a brilliant and super-cool wayR