Wednesday, 29 January 2014


William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher
Acts I-III

aka William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope

I've had this for a while, and with two sequels on the way felt it was really time I got round to reading it.

It's not laugh-out-loud hilarious, which you might believe from some reviews, but it is all good fun -- and surprisingly poetic and deep in places, too. It's clearly been crafted with a love and understanding of both the Bard and the Beard, making it suitable for fans of either.

Plus, R2-D2 -- who speaks in beeps and whistles to the characters, but shares intelligent asides with the audience -- is magnificent.

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