Hidden in the Shelves is a feature where I show off a discovery (or rediscovery) that I came across while shelving books for work.
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by by Ian Doescher
Inspired by one of the greatest creative minds in the English language-and William Shakespeare-here is an officially licensed 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 twenty 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.
Summary from Goodreads. I only read Shakespeare in high school and I’ve never actually seen Star Wars but this still sounds awesome. I might have to pick it up for the humor alone!
Have you read this?