Friday, September 20, 2013

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
by Ian Doescher [791.437 Doe

May the Verse be with you! This book is a re-telling of the Star Wars story (now known as Star Wars IV, A New Hope) in Shakespearian style, or in other words, written in iambic pentameter form. As a fan of both Star Wars and all things Shakespeare, I found this book to be witty, creative and well written. The author's use of well-known Shakespeare monologues as applied to Star Wars is exceptionally clever. The illustrations are also well done. Quoting the book jacket: "This is the book you're looking for." -- recommended by Kim J. - Bennett Martin Public Library [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Star Wars by George Lucas (both the book and movie); Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown; Hamlet by William Shakespeare (and all other plays by Shakespeare as well).]

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