William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher Book Review
Like the cover says, “Verily, A New Hope”! That’s right everyone, the worlds of Shakespeare and Star Wars collide in author Ian Doescher’s
“William Shakespeare’s Star Wars”. Here is the synopsis:
MAY THE VERSE BE WITH YOU!
Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of
Avon. 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 Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ‘Tis a tale told by fretful Droids, full of faithful Wookiees and
fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying… pretty much everything.
Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is
the book you’re looking for.
This was given to me as an early Christmas gift, and I have to say this is one of my all time favorite gifts I’ve ever gotten. I’ve always been
a fan of classic William Shakespeare works, and I’m a big fan of the Star Wars universe, and yet I had no idea these two things had been
combined into a novel before. Written as one of Shakespeare’s infamous plays, the story is beautifully translated into the unique word only
Shakespeare could speak. From the comic relief of characters like R2-D2 and C-3PO to the haunting inner monologues of characters like Han Solo,
Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi, this is the literary classic of the 21st century readers have been waiting for.
The themes explored in this book are Shakespearean themselves, delving into the complicated relationships between Luke and Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan and
Darth, and even hint at the unknown relationship between Darth and Luke. This book does a great job of delving into the darkness that has
consumed Darth Vader, something that is not done in the original film. Overall, this is a beautifully written retelling of an already classic
story in a voice that defines the word “classic” itself. This is a book that everyone should read, so be sure to pick up your copies of author
Ian Doescher’s “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” today!