Lit William Shakespeare's Star Wars

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  1. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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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 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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

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    Vader's never looked classier.
  5. Danzo Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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    The first thing we do, let's kill all the Jedi.
  7. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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

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    Damn, beaten to it!
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  9. Zorrixor Chosen One

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

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    Get thee to a nunnery!
  11. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    o_O
  12. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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

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

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

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    Fixed?
  16. Gamiel Chosen One

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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 VIP

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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....
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  18. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    *Adds to Amazon UK book list*
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  19. COMPNOR Force Ghost

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    Alas, poor Greedo, I knew him well.

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

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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

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    Shouldn't it be "Cry Havac and let slip the Akk dogs of war"?
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  26. Feng Shui Engine Jedi Master

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    Oh man, that art is friggin' amazing.