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Lit William Shakespeare's Star Wars

Discussion in 'Literature' started by The Loyal Imperial, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    May the verse be with you! 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. Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify learners and masters alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.

    On sale July 02, 2013.
     
  2. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    To trap, or not to trap,that is Ackbar's question:
    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The lasers and torpedoes of outrageous Imperials
    Or to take Arms against a Space of troubles.

    Or:

    Et tu, Obi?

    [face_tee_hee]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  3. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dark Horse, Dark Horse, my kingdom for Dark Horse!
     
  4. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Vader's never looked classier.
     
  5. Danzo

    Danzo Jedi Knight star 1

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    Leia:

    O Luke, Luke! Wherefore art thou Luke?
    Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
    Or, if thou will not, be but sworn my love,
    And I'll be no longer a Skywalker.

    Yeah I went there...
     
  6. COMPNOR

    COMPNOR Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    The first thing we do, let's kill all the Jedi.
     
  7. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I come to bury Vader, not to praise him.
     
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  8. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Damn, beaten to it!
     
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  9. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    I now feel somewhat wrong that nobody else has liked Danzo's post. :p
     
  10. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Get thee to a nunnery!
     
  11. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    o_O
     
  12. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I know, right? I demand dactylic hexameter.
     
  13. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Now is the winter of our discontent
    Made glorious summer by this son of Cos
     
  14. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    But, for my own part, it was Huttese to me.
     
  15. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Fixed?
     
  16. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    From a point of view

    Aso, the duros still has there original language? I always thought Basic were some creole created from the languages of the old space faring species languages that has taken over those languages.
     
  17. jasonfry

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    Got a galley of this, and I have to tell you: It's FANTASTIC. Seriously -- it's one of the most fun and surprising Star Wars books I've read in years. Putting A New Hope in Shakespearean language and meter is entertaining, yes. But what I didn't expect is Doescher does a great job with the characters and the story beyond just retelling it. It's got real wit and heart. I loved it and am hoping/demanding that he's working on Empire Strikes Back....
     
  18. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    *Adds to Amazon UK book list*
     
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  19. COMPNOR

    COMPNOR Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Alas, poor Greedo, I knew him well.

    It's on my must -buy list also.
     
  20. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    I just hope someone does an actual stage production of this once it's out. [face_praying]
     
  21. jasonfry

    jasonfry VIP star 4 VIP

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    Entirely possible. The way he handles the space battle is quite clever. Plus Luke offers his take on a famous Shakespeare speech, which is very cool.
     
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  22. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I wonder; will he somehow manage to work a Han Shot First joke in Shakespearean verse? [face_thinking]
     
  23. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    It's a great idea but the samples I read were just Okay. It's a cute concept & passable pastiche with a great cover.
     
  24. stung4ever

    stung4ever Jedi Master star 3

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    Cry Havoc and let slip the Akk dogs of war.
     
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  25. COMPNOR

    COMPNOR Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Shouldn't it be "Cry Havac and let slip the Akk dogs of war"?
     
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