Experience the Star Wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama penned by William Shakespeare himself, complete with authentic meter and verse, and theatrical monologues and dialogue by everyone from Padmé Amidala to Mace Windu.
To Shmi or not to Shmi? Torn between duty to the Jedi, attraction to Padmé, and concern for his beloved mother, yeoman Jedi Anakin Skywalker struggles to be master of his fate. The path he chooses will determine not just his own destiny, but that of the entire Republic. And thereby hangs a tale.
Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike. Every scene and character from the film appears in the play, along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars galaxy.
About the Author
Ian Doescher is the New York Times best-selling author of the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars® series, the Pop Shakespeare series, and MacTrump. He has written for Marvel Comics and is a contributing author to the story collection Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family. Visit him at IanDoescher.com.
Praise for the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars® Series:
“Reverent, clever and a novel way for fans to re-immerse themselves in their beloved franchise.”—New York Times, on the series
“A quirky addition to the genre-busting canon.”—Entertainment Weekly, on William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
“A great gift for every geek you know, no matter what their passion.”—Huffington Post, on William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
“Enormous fun.”—A.V. Club, on William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back
“The writing’s quite good; elaborate Elizabethan woodcuts. . .are just icing on the cake.”—The Wall Street Journal, on William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge
“At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us.”—CNET.com, on William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
“With movie Easter eggs aplenty, Bard babes and Star Wars lovers will be equally enthused.”—Brit + Co, on William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken
“Each page proves that the English language is a playground, and Ian Doescher uses every opportunity to the fullest.”—Sweety High, on William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last
“The book is so brilliant you’ll wonder why someone didn’t think of it sooner.”—Paste Magazine, on William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
“As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in ’t.”—Newsday, on William Shakespeare’s Star Wars