Synopses & Reviews
Hot on the heels of the New York Times
best seller William Shakespeare's Star Wars
comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back
and William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter.
Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, these two plays offer essential reading for all ages. Something Wookiee this way comes!
The epic trilogy that beganwith William Shakespeare s Star Warsand continued with The Empire StrikethBack concludes herein with the all-new, all-iambic The Jedi Doth Return perchancethe greatest adventure of them all.
Prithee, attend the tale so far: Han Solo entombed in carbonite, theprincess taken captive, the Rebel Alliancebesieged, and Jabba the Hutt engorged.Alack Now Luke Skywalker and his Rebelband must seek fresh allies in their quest tothwart construction of a new Imperial DeathStar. But whom can they trust to fight bytheir side in the great battle to come? Cry Ewok and let slip the dogs of war
Frozen heroes Furry creatures Family secrets revealed And a lightsaberduel to decide the fate of the Empire.In troth, William Shakespeare sThe Jedi Doth Return has it all "
Experience the Star Wars saga reimagined as an Elizabethan drama penned by William Shakespeare himself, complete with authentic meter and verse, and theatrical monologues and dialog by everyone from C3PO to Admiral Ackbar.
Prithee, attend the tale so far: Han Solo entombed in carbonite, the princess taken captive, the Rebel Alliance besieged, and Jabba the Hutt engorged. Alack Now Luke Skywalker and his Rebel band must seek fresh allies in their quest to thwart construction of a new Imperial Death Star. But whom can they trust to fight by their side in the great battle to come? Cry "Ewok" and let slip the dogs of war
Authentic meter, stage directions, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout will entertain and impress fans of Star Wars and Shakespeare alike. Every scene and character from the film appears in the play, along with twenty woodcut-style illustrations that depict an Elizabethan version of the Star Wars galaxy. Frozen heroes Furry creatures Family secrets revealed And a lightsaber duel to decide the fate of the Empire. In troth, William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return has it all
About the Author
Ian Doescher the author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars®: Verily, a New Hope. He lives with his family in Portland, Oregon.