William Shakespeare's Star Wars

William Shakespeare's Star Wars

Verily, A New Hope

Book - 2013
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A retelling of Star Wars in the style of Shakespeare, in which a wise Jedi knight, an evil Sith lord, a beautiful captive princess, and a young hero coming of age reflect the valor and villainy of the Bard's greatest plays.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania :, Quirk Books,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781594746376
Characteristics: 174 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm.

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johnstonmk
Apr 15, 2017

Is it weird that reading Star Wars in iambic pentameter helped me to understand character motivations even more than I previously had? I love Star Wars, and I love Shakespeare, but somehow the combination of the two brings a completely new appreciation for both!

Shakespeare, meet Darth Vader. Darth Vader, meet iambic pentameter. Experience the greatest sci-fi epic re-told in Shakespearean verse. A clever parody, a mashup of 3,076 lines, inspired by the work of master storytellers George Lucas and Shakespeare. May the verse be with you!

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Joshua_2000
Oct 01, 2016

I loved this book! Ya'll Shoulda heard my grandpa read it!

Chapel_Hill_KarinM Dec 18, 2015

So yes, the concept is freaking awesome, but it's really written in Shakespearean language, which means it gets a teensy bit tiresome after a while.

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Love_Legolas_111
Sep 22, 2015

Magnificent, fantastic, and completely fabulous, this Shakespearean rendition of Star Wars will delight interested readers. It was done well, with the scenes in typical Shakespearean dialogue. To be honest, it was kind of strange imagining our beloved Star Wars characters all speaking in Shakespeare style (lol), but the author was still able to capture the authenticity of Star Wars, even in Shakespearean language. I loved it. Can't wait to read the other 2. ^-^ Great for showing to friends and getting their reactions too. ;P

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AMacD
May 06, 2015

Hark, a new hope ariseth within!

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cecile0511
Nov 23, 2014

Loved it. 5 stars.

MustafaAlmosawi Mar 17, 2014

The premise of an epic saga such as Star Wars, adapted to a play and written in verse is delightful. The execution is... well it's a far cry from Shakespeare. This is the equivalent of putting a pig in a tutu and saying you can perform Angry Birds' Swan Lake.

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artnmusic
Dec 05, 2013

What a great combination!! So glad I read this. Its very witty. Looking forward to the next one! Highly recommend. 5/5

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Keogh
Oct 18, 2013

A fun adaptation of Star Wars into the prose and style of Shakespeare's time, weaving in some of Shakespeare's real work along the way. It's preposterous- particularly in getting to hear R2-D2's inner voice- but that's what makes it work.

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