"In time so long ago begins our play / In star-crossed galaxy far, far away."
At least that's how Ian Doescher imagines it in William Shakespeare's Star Wars.
For those of you stumped by Shakespeare's language this may be a good way to launch into a galaxy some find so far away, a fun way to develop your ear for Shakespeare. William Shakespeare's Star Wars is available at Amazon and as one reviewer put it, ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome 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."
|Luke Skywalker poses like Hamlet in this black-and-white illustration by Nicholas Delort.|
What other works can you see Shakespeare re-imagining?