William Shakespeare's The Phantom Menace

William Shakespeare's The Phantom Menace

Star Wars Part the First

eBook - 2015
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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 dialogue by everyone from Darth Maul to Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The entire saga starts here, with a thrilling tale featuring a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights facing a hidden, vengeful enemy.

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. O Threepio, Threepio, wherefore art thou, Threepio?
Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781594748196
1594748195
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations
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Radharc Jan 19, 2016

Say what you will about the prequels, this entry into the much-lauded Shakespearean retelling of the Star Wars saga is as brilliant as the "original trilogy" versions. The best part of this particular book is the treatment of the much-hated Jar Jar Binks, who has been written as sly and intelligent fellow, only pretending to be a fool. (his "normal" asides are really brilliant). As in "parts the fifth and sixth" Yoda's dialogue is in haiku form. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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