William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy
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William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy : The Royal Box Set

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Return to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The Royal Box Set includes hardcover editions of William Shakespeare's Star Wars, William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back, and William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return. The Royal Box Set also includes a spectacular bonus feature: a specially commissioned, full-colour 360 mm x 80 mm paper tapestry depicting dozens of major and minor characters in the Shakespeare's Star Wars universe, shown together taking a curtain call at the Globe Theatre. From Luke and Leia to Yoda, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Jawas, Storm Troopers, and a slew of Ewoks, this dazzling poster will be an essential collectible for Star Wars fans of all ages.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 520 pages
  • 151 x 220 x 67mm | 1,094g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media Tie In
  • insert: poster
  • 1594747911
  • 9781594747915
  • 17,675

Review Text

"It's quite a feat to translate a modern masterwork like Star Wars into the most celebrated and enduring literary style known to humans... This trio is a delight whether [you] know Shakespeare, Star Wars, both, or neither."-Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

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

"'Tis a delight."-Palm Beach Post

"Masterful."-Deseret News

"This is a must for any fan of 'Star Wars'."-The Citizen

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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Review quote

"It's quite a feat to translate a modern masterwork like Star Wars into the most celebrated and enduring literary style known to humans... This trio is a delight whether [you] know Shakespeare, Star Wars, both, or neither."--Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

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

"'Tis a delight."--Palm Beach Post

"Masterful."--Deseret News

"This is a must for any fan of 'Star Wars'."--The Citizen

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 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. 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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380 ratings
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5 63% (238)
4 26% (99)
3 9% (36)
2 1% (5)
1 1% (2)
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