Imagine a world where George Lucas didn't write the Star Wars saga; but Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare did. How do you think that would turn out?
Think no more, as Ian Doescher's new book, appropriately named William Shakespeare's Star Wars, translates the whole of A New Hope into pure Shakespearean prose.
"Pray, R2-D2, where art thou?"
Alongside some truly hilarious alternate translations of classic lines from the movie, the novel also contains some amazing illustrations, truly harkening back to the old English woodcut-style. A free excerpt is available (just down at the bottom there), and the entire book is available on Amazon.
Doescher has expressed interest in continuing this series with The Empire Striketh Back and The Jedi Doth Return. However the Bard of Avon will depict the Ewoks, I have no idea. Hopefully he also turns attention to the prequels, giving the audience either a more entertaining version or Jar Jar Binks, or at least a poetic death.
"True it is, these are not the Droids for which they are searches't."
Source: Quirk Books
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