Review: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

shakespearesstarwarsWilliam Shakespeare’s Star Wars
by Ian Doescher

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books (July 2, 2013)
ISBN-10: 1594746370
ISBN-13: 978-1594746376

What can I say? I came, I saw, I laughed…

Doescher retells the story of Star Wars (Verily A New Hope) in the spirit of William Shakespeare. The cover art and interior art are brilliant. I was very impressed with the faux leather cover (complete with a scuffed back) under the dust jacket.

This was long thought to be the only portrait ...

I really loved the Afterword and Doescher’s hat-tip to Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With A Thousand Faces. I agree, Campbell’s book had a major impact on my life. As for William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, I have to give it four lightsabers out of five. I blew through it’s 170’ish pages in one afternoon and really enjoyed every Jedi moment of it.

It should be a perfect gift for the Star Wars fan or the English major. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will be available July 2nd … may the Force be with thee.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Quirk Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

3 thoughts on “Review: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

    1. SCENE1.
      Now is the summer of our happiness
      Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!
      Our ship is under siege, I know not how.
      O hast thou heard? The main reactor fails!
      We shall most surely be destroy’d by this.
      I’ll warrant madness lies herein!


      —Beep beep,Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, beep, beep, whee!

      —We’re doomed.
      The princess shall have no escape this time!
      I fear this battle doth portend the end
      Of the Rebellion. O! What misery!

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