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  • Published: 27 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781594749858
  • Imprint: Quirk Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $25.00

William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken

Star Wars Part the Seventh



Experience The Force Awakens as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions! As the noble Resistance clashes with the vile First Order, Rey, Finn, Poe Damaron, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 are pulled into a galaxy-wide drama—in iambic pentameter! Star Wars fans and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike will enjoy the authentic meter, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout. Chewbacca speaks! Leader Snoke gives a soliloquy! And the romance of Han Solo and Leia Organa takes a tragic turn that Shakespeare would approve of. All with woodcut-style illustrations that place Star Wars characters into an Elizabethan galaxy. The story may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but you’ll be convinced it was written by the Bard.

  • Published: 27 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781594749858
  • Imprint: Quirk Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $25.00

About the author

Ian Doescher

Ian Doescher the author of William Shakespeare's Star Wars®: Verily, a New Hope. He lives with his family in Portland, Oregon.

Nicolas Delort is a freelance illustrator based in Paris, France. Gathering inspiration in the daily and mundane as well as books and any kind of narrative medium, Delort has been compared to Gustav Doré and Franklin Booth for his "wonderfully textural" pen-and-ink drawings of scenes both fantastical and familiar. Delort's work has been featured on the cover of "Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane" from Solaris Books and in several galleries worldwide.

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