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William Shakespeare's Star Wars : Verily, A New Hope

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 149 x 211 x 17mm | 300g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 20
  • 1594746370
  • 9781594746376
  • 71,800

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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 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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16,606 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (5,727)
3 18% (2,940)
2 5% (804)
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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.show more
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