William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back

William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back : Star Wars Part the Fifth

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Description

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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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 143 x 207 x 18mm | 311g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • spot line drawings
  • 1594747156
  • 9781594747151
  • 19,226

Review Text

Praise for the William Shakespeare s Star Wars® Series:

Reverent, clever and a novel way for fans to re-immerse themselves in their beloved franchise. New York Times, on the series

A quirky addition to the genre-busting canon. Entertainment Weekly, on William Shakespeare s Star Wars

A great gift for every geek you know, no matter what their passion. Huffington Post, on William Shakespeare s Star Wars

Enormous fun. A.V. Club, on William Shakespeare s The Empire Striketh Back

The writing s quite good; elaborate Elizabethan woodcuts. . .are just icing on the cake. The Wall Street Journal, on William Shakespeare s The Tragedy of the Sith s Revenge

At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us. CNET.com, on William Shakespeare s Star Wars

With movie Easter eggs aplenty, Bard babes and Star Wars lovers will be equally enthused. Brit + Co, on William Shakespeare s The Force Doth Awaken

Each page proves that the English language is a playground, and Ian Doescher uses every opportunity to the fullest. Sweety High, on William Shakespeare s Jedi the Last

The book is so brilliant you ll wonder why someone didn t think of it sooner. Paste Magazine, on William Shakespeare s Star Wars

As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in t. Newsday, on William Shakespeare s Star Wars
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Praise for the William Shakespeare's Star Wars(R) Series: "Reverent, clever and a novel way for fans to re-immerse themselves in their beloved franchise."--New York Times, on the series "A quirky addition to the genre-busting canon."--Entertainment Weekly, on William Shakespeare's Star Wars "A great gift for every geek you know, no matter what their passion."--Huffington Post, on William Shakespeare's Star Wars "Enormous fun."--A.V. Club, on William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back "The writing's quite good; elaborate Elizabethan woodcuts. . .are just icing on the cake."--The Wall Street Journal, on William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge "At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us."--CNET.com, on William Shakespeare's Star Wars "With movie Easter eggs aplenty, Bard babes and Star Wars lovers will be equally enthused."--Brit + Co, on William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken "Each page proves that the English language is a playground, and Ian Doescher uses every opportunity to the fullest."--Sweety High, on William Shakespeare's Jedi the Last "The book is so brilliant you'll wonder why someone didn't think of it sooner."--Paste Magazine, on William Shakespeare's Star Wars "As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in 't."--Newsday, on William Shakespeare's Star Wars
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About Ian Doescher

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.
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Rating details

4,390 ratings
4.28 out of 5 stars
5 45% (1,990)
4 40% (1,768)
3 13% (560)
2 1% (57)
1 0% (15)

Our customer reviews

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.htmlshow more
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