William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace

William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace : Star Wars Part the First

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The popular, NYT best-selling Elizabethan/sci-fi mashup series continues, with a Shakespearean take on the first Star Wars prequel, The Phantom Menace. When the best-selling William Shakespeare's Star Wars presented the classic George Lucas film in the form of an Elizabethan drama, the results blew the minds of Star Wars fans and Shakespeare buffs alike. Now the curtain rises once again on that star-crossed galaxy far away, this time revealing the tragedy, hubris, and doomed romance that will lead to the fall of the Republic and the rise of an Empire. The saga starts here with this reimagining of Episode I, a prequel tale in which a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights clash with a hidden, vengeful enemy. Masterful meter, Shakepearean soliloquies and intricate Elizabethan illustrations will leave more than a few readers convinced that the Star Wars saga sprang straight from the Bard's quill.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 146 x 208 x 18mm | 312g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 1594748063
  • 9781594748066
  • 22,873

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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 NYT 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. https://twitter.com/iandoescher. Illustrator Bio: 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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