William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return

William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return

by Ian Doescher


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William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher

Experience the Star Wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama penned by William Shakespeare himself, complete with authentic meter and verse, and theatrical monologues and dialog by everyone from C3PO to Admiral Ackbar.

Prithee, attend the tale so far: Han Solo entombed in carbonite, the princess taken captive, the Rebel Alliance besieged, and Jabba the Hutt engorged. Alack! Now Luke Skywalker and his Rebel band must seek fresh allies in their quest to thwart construction of a new Imperial Death Star. But whom can they trust to fight by their side in the great battle to come? Cry “Ewok” and let slip the dogs of war!

Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike. Every scene and character from the film appears in the play, along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars galaxy. Frozen heroes! Furry creatures! Family secrets revealed! And a lightsaber duel to decide the fate of the Empire. In troth, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return has it all!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594747137
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: William Shakespeare's Star Wars Series , #6
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 188,607
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)

About the Author

Ian Doescher is the New York Times best-selling author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars® seriesHe lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family. Visit him at IanDoescher.com.

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William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DottieSpot More than 1 year ago
Ian Doescher has written a third and final exceptional installment to his Shakespearean Star Wars trilogy. The characters he has developed are phenomenal. My favorite scene, in particular, involves Darth Vader contemplating the fate of his son, and he thus transforms into Anakin Skywalker. Quite a powerful scene, reminiscent of many Elizabethan plays, and it does not disappoint. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys both Shakespeare and Star Wars. I am a huge fan of both, and I thoroughly have enjoyed this trilogy!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And if at all possible, you must search on YouTube for a recording of Ian McDiarmid (the Shakespearian-trained actor who played the Emperor, just in case you didn't recognise the name) at a panel of Star Wars Celebration reading selected scenes onstage. It will give you goosebumps.