Monday, November 30, 2015

Shon Review William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope

Title / Author: William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher  


Publisher: Quirk Books 
Year Published: July 2013
Series: William Shakespeare's Star Wars
Genres: Science Fiction, Humor, Fantasy, Fiction
Source: Bought
Rating: 5/5 stars

Other Titles from this Author: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return



Synopsis

Inspired by one of the greatest creative minds in the English language—and William Shakespeare—here is an officially licensed 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—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.



My Review

This is just a brilliant adaptation of Star Wars into the style of Shakespeare.  I enjoyed the way Star Wars is done in play form and the wonderful illustrations throughout. I really enjoyed reading this. 

One of my favorite additions to the story were R2-D2's inter-thoughts. OMG! I was laughing so hard at R2-D2's monologue. He squeaks and beeps when he his taking to other characters in the play, but as soon as he is alone the monologue start. One of my favorite monologue from R2-D2 is when he start talking about C-3PO's annoying personality and on his own sneaky plans. These are just hilarious additions to already beloved story.

The language is very Shakespearean, but I still found it easy to read and understand.

-Shon

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