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

William Shakespeare's Star Wars

Verily, A New Hope

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May the verse be with you!

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’s 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.

About the Author

Ian Doescher has loved Shakespeare since eighth grade and was born 45 days after Star Wars Episode IV was released. He has a B.A. in Music from Yale University, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. Ian lives in Portland, Oregon, with his spouse Jennifer and two sons. William Shakespeare's Star Wars is his first book.

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    5.0

    Verily, A New Hope indeed!

    By Ric

    from Sydney

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      Comments about William Shakespeare's Star Wars:

      You'd have to be familiar with Starwars to really appreciate the translation to Shakespearean. Very well written, loved it.
      Some soliloquies stretch a bit (just like the Shakespeare plays we had to read in school).
      A must for Starwars fans who've grown up with the original stories New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
      A mere glance at the book from friends and they've immediately put it on their shopping list! Looking forward to The Empire Striketh Back!

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      5.0

      Great book

      By Matt

      from Sydney

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        Comments about William Shakespeare's Star Wars:

        Such a great book, but it helps is you love the first Star Wars movie (A New hope) and appreciate Shakespeare

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        4.0

        Great gift

        By Tam

        from Central Coast, NSW

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          Comments about William Shakespeare's Star Wars:

          My friend and I spent ages reading the lines in funny voices. The pages were beautiful as well and so far it seems durable.

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          Great product & great service

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            I boght the book as a gift, however I had a quick read of it first and found it very entertaining

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            "Ian Doescher has reimagined the entire first "Star Wars" film as an Elizabethan play, complete with iambic pentameter and elaborate illustrations. It's geekception."--"The Mary Sue" ..".the book is so brilliant you'll wonder why someone didn't think of it sooner."--"Paste Magazine" .."another smart tribute fans will enjoy."--"The Star-Ledger"" " "If you are looking for a neat way to get acquainted with Shakespeare or you are a teacher whose students are having a rough time accessing the genius of the Bard of Avon, I highly recommend you give "William Shakespeare's Star Wars" a try!"--"GeekMom" "Is it all a great, geeky, inter-galactic goblet of literary fun? Verily!" --"AmericanProfile.com" ..".a quirky addition to the genre-busting canon..."--Entertainment Weekly ..".what Doescher made is delicious."--Charleston City Paper ..".brilliant..."--Deseret News "This is a great read. Author Ian Doescher may not have bested Shakespeare, but he's certainly one-upped Lucas."--Asbury Park Press "As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in 't."--Newsday ..".charming..."--The Courier-Journal ..".the ultimate fan fic."-- ABC News Radio """Doescher's pseudo-Shakespearean language is absolutely dead-on; this is one of the best-written Shakespeare parodies created for this audience and it is absolutely laugh-out-loud funny for those familiar with both The Bard and Star Wars."--"School Library Journal"" " "At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us."--CNET.com ..".outstanding."--Geekdad "Nicolas Delort's woodcut-style illustrations are a fabulous mixture of old and new."--"Boing Boing"" " "Delightful."--"PortlandMercury.com"" " "For anglophiles, scifi nerds, and probably 9th grade English students."--"The Bookreporter"" " "["William Shakespeare's Star Wars"] is a a brilliant and super-cool wayR

            ISBN: 9781594746376
            ISBN-10: 1594746370
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 176
            Published: 2nd July 2013
            Publisher: Quirk Books
            Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.8
            Weight (kg): 0.28