William Shakespeare's Star Wars : Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy

  • by Ian Doescher
  • Narrated by Ian Doescher, Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, January LaVoy, Marc Thompson
  • Series: Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy
  • 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2014
Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything.
Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter - and complete with 20 gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations - William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Verily; A great reteling.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ben Kenobi. His rewritten diolog was the most fun to compare to the original and the small retcons added are a good way of tying the series together in a more believable fashion.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scenes with Like on Tatooine. the slow, character based scenes work particularly well in the Shakespearean format.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It filled me the same excitement that Star wars used to give me as a boy.

Any additional comments?

I'm so glad this exists. I'd never have thought of it but the two things work so well together.

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- John

better than the original script??

fantastic performance of a great adaptation. The space battle on stage is a work of genius.. though the Battle of Hoth is a close 2nd.. but that's another story..
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audio