176 pages, 8.3 × 5.56 × 0.7 in
July 2, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1594746370
ISBN - 13: 9781594746376
From the Publisher
Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime 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. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome 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.
About the Author
Ian Doescher has loved Shakespeare since eighth grade and was born 45 days after Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope 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 wife and two sons. This is his first book.
“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 “...outstan