A scene-by-scene retelling of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, as if it was a play written by William Shakespeare.
First title in the series, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS, shot to the NYT Bestseller List within one week of release. The two follow-up titles were also NYT best sellers.
Fans will love the Star Wars jokes and Shakesperean flourishes (R2D2 speaks to the audience; background characters discuss the finer points of Star Wars lore).
Builds on the huge following established by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS online and on social media.
This second of the three prequal books will especially appeal to those who grew up with Star Wars episodes I-III.
Text accopanied by fantastic wood-cut illustrations that place classic Star Wars characters in an Elizabethan-style universe. Will Jango Fett sport breeches and hose?
Gifty package and great design make this delightful book a super gift and self-purchase.
Readers will appreciate the humor and attention to detail. Who knew iambic pentameter could be so funny?
Includes 20 interior illustrations.
Officially licensed by Lucafilm.
Praise for the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars® 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
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