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William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope Hardcover – July 2, 2013
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Q & A with Ian Doescher
What inspired you to combine Star Wars with iambic pentameter?
In 2012, I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, watched the Star Wars trilogy for the millionth time, and attended the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Within the span of a few months, I had mash-ups, Star Wars, and Shakespeare on my mind.
Was it intimidating to take characters and plotlines that are so familiar and create something new?
I’ve been a fan of Star Wars for so long I feel some ownership in the characters—as I imagine most Star Wars fans do—so treating them as characters of my own feels natural. There’s always pressure, because other Star Wars fans may not interpret these characters the way I do, and may let me know, but the fun and challenge of it is well worth the risk.
Copyright 2020 by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.
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“Each page proves that the English language is a playground, and Ian Doescher uses every opportunity to the fullest.”—Sweety High, on William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last
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“As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in ’t.”—Newsday, on William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
About the Author
- Lexile Measure : NP
- Item Weight : 10.6 ounces
- Hardcover : 176 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1594746376
- ISBN-10 : 1594746370
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
- Publisher : Quirk Books (July 2, 2013)
- Reading level : 14 and up
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #54,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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