Lit William Shakespeare's Star Wars

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  1. anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms

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    The fireplace scene is unbelievably better.
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  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    I love the cover as well. Mine in en-route from Amazon US as the UK site had a 3-5 week wait to get it. Hopefully mine will come in a week or so.
  4. anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms

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    Everyone on Geonosis, including the reek, the nexu and the acklay, being poetic is hilariously bad--except for Windu and Dooku, who are just hilarious.

    3PO actually channels his inner Dorothy: "A nightmare, this! We're not on Tatooine, Not anymore: O, there's no place like home!"
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  5. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Hold on a sec -- the acklay, reek, et al talk?!?
  6. anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms

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    They muse.

    REEK: I come, the reek, with horns severe
    A coat of armor, sharp as spear
    Such bulk as could destroy a ship
    No creature from my grasp may slip

    ACKLAY: The acklay I, with teeth like knives
    Made for defeating human lives
    Six legs, like iron set with spikes
    I rage and I do as I likes.

    NEXU: I am the nexu, small but fierce
    With claws design'd frail flesh to pierce
    Barbs on my back to work you woe
    I'll catch ye whether swift or slow

    BEASTS: Now foes are food and food is fair
    Come, blood, through fog and filthy air.
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  7. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Zounds, it's the Three Fates! Mace is going to be cursing that damn spot soon.
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  8. TheAvengerButton Jedi Master

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    I just got done reading The Phantom of Menace last week, so I can't wait to pick this up. I hope the next few films are done as well.

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  9. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    Now that I've read it - I thought it was good. Interesting to see shout-outs to other things besides Shakespeare in it, as well.
  10. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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  11. JediMasterAang Jedi Padawan

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    Really liked these books. It was fun to see the saga retold in iambic pentameter. The little drawings spread out were fun. Hope he ends up doing one for The Force Awakens.
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    I picked up the RoTS book in Forbidden Planet last week but haven't had a chance to take a look yet.
  13. Thumper09 Jedi Master

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    Ian Doescher is doing Ep VII. "The Force Doth Awaken" will be out on October 3, 2017. I hope they do the audio book version too-- I love those! Still hoping for audio books of the prequel ones too.

    I wonder if this means Rogue One might be a possibility?
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  14. SilentGuy66 Jedi Master

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    I can imagine a little scene where two first order stormtroopers stand around and wax lyrical about how all recent events feel "familiar"

    I think a "The One Rogue" book is a certainty considering these Shakespeare books clearly bring in the[face_money_eyes]
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  15. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    Amazon UK has The Force Doth Awaken up on their website. I love BB-8 on the cover!
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  16. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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  17. BookExogorth Jedi Knight

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    I loved these! The art was pretty fun as mentioned, but the best part was his take on certain items, or his addition of monologues that enhanced the characters. Super fun!
  18. Nehru_Amidala Jedi Master

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    I have the OT, TPM and that's it. I will definitely buy the new one.
  19. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    This is already on my Amazon UK list. I have all the others so I will add it to the set.
  20. Thumper09 Jedi Master

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    Audible has a pre-order up for the audiobook version of The Force Doth Awaken. Yay! I was really hoping for this. The audiobook is due out on 10/3, the same day as the Certain POV book. Which to listen to first...?
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  21. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    Just a note for UK folks - I pre-ordered The Force Doth Awaken (and some other SW stuff) on Amazon UK and they've given me an estimated delivery date of the end of October for the book.
  22. Thumper09 Jedi Master

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    Audiobook and story spoilers for The Force Doth Awaken:

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    I was amused by the heppabore, but the rathtars' song made me LOL. I'd forgotten how some creatures are portrayed as a complete 180 in these books, heh.

    I'm not sure what I think of having translations provided for Chewie-- sometimes I like it, and other times I like it better when his translated words are left to the imagination. I don't remember offhand if the other OT Shakespeare books translated for him or not.

    Favorite line so far:
    "Back to Jakku? Our newfound friendship hits its first blockade." - Finn
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  23. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    Amazon UK must have gotten their order of these - I got an order update email today saying mine should come next week.
  24. Stymi Jedi Grand Master

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    Looking forward to this after I finish FACPOV.

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  25. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    Just a note that if you're in the London (UK) area (or will be at the end of October) Ian Doescher will be doing a signing of The Force Doth Awaken at Forbidden Planet on Oct 27. You can see full details here on their website.