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William Shakespeare's Star Wars

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Love Star Wars? Love Shakespeare?

 

Now you can read the Star Wars novels in the language of William Shakespeare, all thanks to author Ian Doescher.

 

The first one, Verily, A New Hope, came out last fall.

 

Next month, The Empire Striketh Back comes out.

 

And then in July we get The Jedi Doth Return.

 

 

 

I'm so looking forward to the rest of these; the first one was pretty awesome.

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TheUnknown

Is it in iambic pentameter, too?

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Mara

Indeed.

 

 

And he wrote out 'words' for Artoo's speech. It's hilarious.

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Radioactive Isotope

I have the first one. It is awesome!

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Andy

These looked interesting, I didn't even know they existed until the other day; might have to look out for them.

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Mara

I found out about the first one through my Barnes and Noble e-mail newsletter a few months back. Otherwise I probably would have never known.

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Princess

I have the first one, it's in my to read pile

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Mara

Oddly enough, Yoda in Shakespearian speech is actually the most normal-sounding now. :p

 

 

Plus, in Empire, the wampa and exogorth have little monologues, ahahaha.

 

(Not to mention, in all, Artoo has some as well, as asides, when no one else can hear; otherwise, he's just beeping and booping.)

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Mara

Just finished the third one, the Jedi Doth Return...

 

And the rancor sings. SINGS.

 

 

Hilarity.

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Andy

lol what? Now I have to read them. :p

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Mara

YES YOU MUST.

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Andy

Don't you mean "thou must"? :p

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Mara

Verily. :p

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Mara

Well, we knew it would happen, yes?

 

 

The prequels are also getting the Shakespeare treatment:

 

- William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace, coming April 7

- William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh, coming July 7

- William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge, coming September 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(PS: Maybe this should be moved out of Legends as well? It's basically canon, just told in a different way.)

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Mara

Currently reading The Phantom of Menace!

 

Instead of "Roger, Roger" the droids say "Forsooth, forsooth!"  I totally LOL'd at that.

And he made Jar-Jar smart, haha. Apparently he only is acting dumb so that everyone else will be at ease. ;)

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