WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S STAR WARS HC(W) Ian Doescher (A) Nicolas Delort
Full of feuding royalty, family melodrama, comical fools, and fantastic creatures, Star Wars has always been the most Shakespearean of Hollywood blockbusters. Now it's presented in a manner that Shakespeare himself would recognize - with classic iambic pentameter and Elizabethan-style stage directions. Fans will love the Star Wars jokes and Shakespearean flourishes (R2-D2 launches into dramatic soliloquies whenever the other characters leave the stage). Text will be accompanied by fantastic Elizabethan woodcut illustrations of Chewbacca, C-3PO, and more.
Springing from the confluence of reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the same summer as attending the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ian Doescher presents the mashup you never knew you wanted, William Shakespeare's Star Wars. Portland-based Doesher has brought upon this world a retelling of the greatest epic of the modern world as may have been presented by the greatest poet of the Old World. -
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