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William Shakespeare's Star Wars
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May the verse be with you!

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Ian Doescher the author of William Shakespeare's Star Wars - Verily, a New Hope. He lives with his family in Portland, Oregon. Nicolas Delort is a freelance illustrator based in Paris, France. Gathering inspiration in the daily and mundane as well as books and any kind of narrative medium, Delort has been compared to Gustav Dore and Franklin Booth for his "wonderfully textural" pen-and-ink drawings of scenes both fantastical and familiar. Delort's work has been featured on the cover of "Magic- An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane" from Solaris Books and in several galleries worldwide.

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Praise for the William Shakespeare's Star Wars (R) Series:

"Reverent, clever and a novel way for fans to re-immerse themselves in their beloved franchise."-New York Times, on the series

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

"A great gift for every geek you know, no matter what their passion."-Huffington Post, on William Shakespeare's Star Wars

"Enormous fun."-A.V. Club, on William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back

"The writing's quite good; elaborate Elizabethan woodcuts. . .are just icing on the cake."-The Wall Street Journal, on William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge

"At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us."-CNET.com, on William Shakespeare's Star Wars

"With movie Easter eggs aplenty, Bard babes and Star Wars lovers will be equally enthused."-Brit + Co, on William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken

"Each page proves that the English language is a playground, and Ian Doescher uses every opportunity to the fullest."-Sweety High, on William Shakespeare's Jedi the Last

"The book is so brilliant you'll wonder why someone didn't think of it sooner."-Paste Magazine, on William Shakespeare's Star Wars

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

Gr 8 Up-"...In time so long ago begins our play,/In star-crossed galaxy far, far away." Inspired by the work of George Lucas and William Shakespeare, this is the story of Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, retold as a five-act play, complete with blank verse, couplets, and Elizabethan stage directions. Even Jabba the Hutt and R2-D2 speak (or beep) in iambic pentameter. Luke, Leia, Han, Darth Vader, and the rest of the cast battle to determine the future of the galaxy while parodying various well-known lines and speeches from Richard III, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Henry V. Luke's soliloquy, "Alas, poor stormtrooper, I knew ye not," accompanied by an illustration of Luke holding up a stormtrooper helmet, is a standout comic moment, as is Leia's "songs of nonny," sung as the planet Alderaan explodes. Doescher's pseudo-Shakespearean language is absolutely dead-on; this is one of the best-written Shakespeare parodies created for this audience and it is absolutely laugh-out-loud funny for those familiar with both The Bard and Star Wars. It is most likely to be appreciated by snarky AP English students and drama club members, but an imaginative English teacher could find ways to use it in the classroom to engage reluctant readers of Shakespeare. May the verse be with you! -Kathleen E. Gruver, Burlington County Library, Westampton, NJ (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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