26. September 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Classics, Fiction, Science Fiction, Tammy · Tags: ,

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher, 174 pages, read by Tammy, on 09/12/2013

star wars  Inspired by Shakespeare’s writing style and the language of his time. 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 knight and an evil 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 fearstome Stormtroopers.

This was quite entertaining. Reading C3-P0’s lines in iambic pentameter and Shakespearen English were hilarious. As well as R2-D2’s thoughts being done as “an aside” to the audience in full well-educated language.