William Shakespeare's Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third

Ian Doescher (Author)
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Description

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 Bail Organa to Count Dooku.

Something is rotten in the state of Coruscant! The schemes of Emperor Palpatine come to fruition as Padmé Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and the other Jedi duel against the clone troopers of General Grievious and the nascent Empire.

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.

Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Quirk Books
Publish Date
September 08, 2015
Pages
168
Dimensions
5.6 X 0.7 X 8.3 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781594748080
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About the Author

Ian Doescher is the New York Times best-selling author of the William Shakespeare's Star Wars(R) 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.

Reviews

"The writing's quite good; elaborate Elizabethan woodcuts (Chewbacca the Wookie with a Hamlet-style medieval cap holding a Game-of-Thrones-style banner) are just icing on the cake"--The Wall Street Journal

"Star Wars fans, Shakespeare fans and readers who delight in cleverness are sure to enjoy what Doescher has done with this popular story."--Deseret News

Praise for William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace
"Enjoy this tale in iambic pentameter, for it has all the necessary aspects of any Shakespeare play - the betrayal, the hope, the tragedy.... This book is necessary for any Star Wars fan's collection."--Geeks of Doom

"William Shakespeare and "Star Wars" collide in the most delightful fashion."--McClatchy Tribune

"Witty and stylish, The Phantom of Menace is neither campy nor silly, but a finely-crafted work of art."--Examiner.com

Praise for William Shakespeare's Star Wars
"A quirky addition to the genre-busting canon."--Entertainment Weekly

"A great gift for every geek you know, no matter what their passion."--Huffington Post

"The book is so brilliant you'll wonder why someone didn't think of it sooner."--Paste Magazine

"At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us."--CNET.com

"William Shakespeare's Star Wars is Exactly What You Need For Your Next Geeky Houseparty."--Tor.com

"Nicolas Delort's woodcut-style illustrations are a fabulous mixture of old and new."--Boing Boing

"The ultimate fan fic."--ABC News Radio

"As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in 't."--Newsday

Praise for William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back
"Enormous fun."--AVClub.com

"Good luck getting to the end without rolling off your chairs. This book is a hoot."--McClatchy Tribune

"So what are you waiting for? Get thee once more to a galaxy far, far away."--Paste Magazine

"An inspired illustrated mashup that retells the space adventure in artful iambic pentameter and answers the question: What light through Yoda's window breaks?"--Tampa Bay Tribune

"Classic literature blended with fun is the best way to describe William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back."--San Gabriel Valley Tribune

"Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, [William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back] offer[s] essential reading for all ages."--East Bay Express

Praise for William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
"If you love 'Star Wars' and Shakespeare, this book is the pinnacle of perfection."--Yoda News

"A masterful mashup of English lit and pop culture that's hilarious, dramatic and downright mesmerizing."--American Profile

"For those who enjoyed Doescher's first two retellings, rejoice, for the merriment plays on."--The Free Lance-Star