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. ’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.
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is a fabulous tribute to Star Wars done in a poetic albeit kooky way. I think it would be best enjoyed if you didn’t take it too seriously. If you are a hardcore Star Wars fan or Shakespeare fan you have to take into consideration this is not the movie you love nor is it classic Shakespeare the way he would have written it. So set that aside and just enjoy it for what it is – which in my mind was having fun with the franchise.
There were plenty of moments that made me smirk as it brought the movie to life for me in a completely different way. I felt about William Shakespeare’s Star Wars like I did for Space Ballz. Admittedly there were a few things I could have done with out, mainly a few of the monologuing scenes. I never feel its necessary for a character to explain all their thoughts and feelings in a scene when its so obvious and it just feels like fluff to me. If those would have been cut out I probably would have given it a 5 star. But everything else was so great that I’m already passing on a copy of this to another Star Wars fan!
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars