‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars’ Book Review

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on August 11, 2013

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
By Ian Doescher
Hardcover, 176 pages
$14.95 / Quark Books

Luke Skywalker, Shakespeare style? Well, why not? The epic “Star Wars” movie saga, a rousing tale of brave (Jedi) knights, evil warlords and a beautiful princess, is right down the alley of some of the Bard’s classic works, even though their time frames are light years apart. Author Ian Doescher retells George Lucas’ iconic “In a galaxy far, far away” tale in the iambic pentameter of the scribe who gave the world “Hamlet,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “MacBeth” and Julius Caesar,” among other legendary comedies, tragedies, sonnets and poems. Is it all a great, geeky, inter-galactic goblet of literary fun? Verily!