William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken
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William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken : Star Wars Part the Seventh

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As the noble Resistance clashes with the vile First Order, Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 are pulled into a galaxy-wide drama in iambic pentameter. Star Wars fans and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike will enjoy the authentic meter, the reimagined movie scenes and dialog, woodcut-style illustrations, and hidden Easter eggs throughout. Chewbacca speaks! Supreme Leader Snoke gives a soliloquy! And the romance of Han Solo and Leia Organa takes a tragic turn that Shakespeare would approve of. Fun, funny, and true to the spirit of Lucas films. The story may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but you ll be convinced it was written by the Bard.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 17.78mm | 272.16g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Spot Illustration throughout
  • 159474985X
  • 9781594749858
  • 68,622

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"With movie Easter eggs aplenty, Bard babes and Star Wars lovers will be equally enthused."-Brit + Co.

"Trek forth and secure this forthwith."-Geeks of Doom

"One of his most gloriously creative books yet."-Paste Magazine Online
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"With movie Easter eggs aplenty, Bard babes and Star Wars lovers will be equally enthused."--Brit + Co. "Trek forth and secure this forthwith."--Geeks of Doom

"One of his most gloriously creative books yet."--Paste Magazine Online

Praise for William Shakespeare's Star Wars
"A quirky addition to the genre-busting canon."--Entertainment Weekly

"A great gift for every geek you know, no matter what their passion."--Huffington Post

"The book is so brilliant you'll wonder why someone didn't think of it sooner."--Paste Magazine

"At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us."--CNET.com

"William Shakespeare's Star Wars is Exactly What You Need For Your Next Geeky Houseparty."--Tor.com

"Nicolas Delort's woodcut-style illustrations are a fabulous mixture of old and new."--Boing Boing

"The ultimate fan fic."--ABC News Radio

"As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in 't."--Newsday

Praise for William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back
"Enormous fun."--AVClub.com

"Good luck getting to the end without rolling off your chairs. This book is a hoot."--McClatchy Tribune

"So what are you waiting for? Get thee once more to a galaxy far, far away."--Paste Magazine

"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

"Classic literature blended with fun is the best way to describe William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back."--San Gabriel Valley Tribune

"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

Praise for William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
"If you love 'Star Wars' and Shakespeare, this book is the pinnacle of perfection."--Yoda News

"A masterful mashup of English lit and pop culture that's hilarious, dramatic and downright mesmerizing."--American Profile

"For those who enjoyed Doescher's first two retellings, rejoice, for the merriment plays on."--The Free Lance-Star
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About Ian Doescher

Ian Doescher is the author of the New York Times bestseller WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE S STAR WARS and its sequels. 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, Oregon.
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