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StarWars-ShakespeareWhat do William Shakespeare & Star Wars have in common? More than ye realize…

For example, this book: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

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 valour and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything. Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter – and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations;William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.

George Lucas, when he discovered his original draft of Star Wars was following many of Shakespeare’s archetypes, went back and concentrated his efforts to honour the Bard’s style. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Author Ian Doescher was born 45 days after the release of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope was released.

We have ONE copy of this hardcover book available in the shop for only $16

“The Bard at his finest, with all the depth of character, insightful soliloquies, and clever wordplay that we’ve come to expect from the Master. For those who wish to read the Star Wars legend in the original Elizabethan, this is the book for you.”—Timothy Zahn, New York Times bestselling author of Scoundrels

“Whether your tastes run to Alderaan or Avon, this reimagining of Star Wars overflows with heart and wit.”—Jason Fry, author of Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare

 

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