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Ian Doescher signs in San Diego

Verily, we welcome Ian Doescher to the Galaxy to celebrate the release of his latest Shakespeare’s Star Wars, The Force Doth Awaken! Thirty years after the destruction of the second Death Star, the resistance, led by Leia Organa searches for the long lost Luke Skywalker as the evil forces of First Order rise. Han Solo, Poe Dameron, Rey, Kylo-Ren, Finn, and BB-8 are all reimagined as the cast of a glorious and epic Shakespearian play. Complete with stunning illustrations and iambic pentameter! Prithee, join us for a night of infinite jest and most excellent starships!

Also available in downloadable audio!

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William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh (William Shakespeare's Star Wars #7) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594749858
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - October 3rd, 2017

 Experience The Force Awakens as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions! As the noble Resistance clashes with the vile First Order, Rey, Finn, Poe Damaron, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 are pulled into a galaxy-wide drama--in iambic pentameter! Star Wars fans and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike will enjoy the authentic meter, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout. Chewbacca speaks! Leader Snoke gives a soliloquy! And the romance of Han Solo and Leia Organa takes a tragic turn that Shakespeare would approve of. All with woodcut-style illustrations that place Star Wars characters into an Elizabethan galaxy. The story may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but you'll be convinced it was written by the Bard.


William Shakespeare's Star Wars Collection: William Shakespeare's Star Wars, William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back, and William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return Cover Image
By Ian Doescher, Various (Read by)
$27.49
ISBN: 9780525492696
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Published: Random House Audio - February 14th, 2017

William Shakespeare's Star Wars
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 William Shakespeare's greatest plays. 'Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying... pretty much everything.
 

This audiobook is read by Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, Ian Doescher, Jeff Gurner, January LaVoy, and Marc Thompson 
With an original song composed by award-winning composer Robert Lopez (Frozen, Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon)

 


William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth (William Shakespeare's Star Wars #6) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594747137
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Published: Quirk Books - July 2014

The epic trilogy that began with William Shakespeare's Star Wars and continued with The Empire Striketh Back concludes herein with the all-new, all-iambic The Jedi Doth Return--perchance the greatest adventure of them all.

 

Prithee, attend the tale so far: Han Solo entombed in carbonite, the princess taken captive, the Rebel Alliance besieged, and Jabba the Hutt engorged. Alack Now Luke Skywalker and his Rebel band must seek fresh allies in their quest to thwart construction of a new Imperial Death Star. But whom can they trust to fight by their side in the great battle to come? Cry "Ewok" and let slip the dogs of war

 

Frozen heroes Furry creatures Family secrets revealed And a lightsaber duel to decide the fate of the Empire. In troth, William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return has it all.


William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back: Star Wars Part the Fifth (William Shakespeare's Star Wars #5) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594747151
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Published: Quirk Books - March 18th, 2014

Many a fortnight have passed since the destruction of the Death Star. Young Luke Skywalker and his friends have taken refuge on the ice planet of Hoth, where the evil Darth Vader has hatched a cold-blooded plan to capture them. Only with the help of a little green Jedi Master--and a swaggering rascal named Lando Calrissian--can our heroes escape the Empire's wrath. And only then will Lord Vader learn how sharper than a tauntaun's tooth it is to have a Jedi child.

 

What light through Yoda's window breaks? Methinks you'll find out in the pages of The Empire Striketh Back


William Shakespeare's Star Wars Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594746376
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - July 2nd, 2013

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 Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third (William Shakespeare's Star Wars #3) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594748080
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Published: Quirk Books - September 8th, 2015

To thine own Sith be true. Lend us your ears and comlinks for a Shakespearean retelling of Star Wars Episode III! A once-heroic knight becomes the darkest of villains. The Jedi suffer slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. The Republic falls, an Empire rises, and so begins the long wait for a New Hope.

 

Something is rotten in the state of Coruscant! Don't miss this final chapter in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, presented Shakespeare-style with masterful meter, stirring soliloquies, and intricate Elizabethan illustrations. It's a perfect melding of classic literature and epic pop culture.


William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second (William Shakespeare's Star Wars #2) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594748073
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Published: Quirk Books - July 7th, 2015

Alack the day! A noble lady in danger. A knight and squire in battle. And a forbidden love that's written in the stars. Once again, the quill of William Shakespeare meets the galaxy of George Lucas in an insightful reimagining that sets the Star Wars saga on the Elizabethan stage. The characters are familiar, but the masterful meter, insightful soliloquies, and period illustrations will convince you that the Bard himself penned this epic adventure.

 

To Shmi or not to Shmi? Torn between duty to the Jedi, attraction to Padme, 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.


William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First (William Shakespeare's Star Wars #1) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594748066
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Published: Quirk Books - April 7th, 2015

Join us, good gentles, for a merry reimagining of Star Wars: Episode 1 as only Shakespeare could have written it. The entire saga starts here, with a thrilling tale featuring a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights facing a hidden, vengeful enemy.

 

'Tis a true Shakespearean drama, filled with sword fights, soliloquies, and doomed romance . . . all in glorious iambic pentameter and coupled with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations. Hold on to your midi-chlorians: The play's the thing, wherein you'll catch the rise of Anakin.


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