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  • Published: 13 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9781594748066
  • Imprint: Quirk Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.99

William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace

Star Wars Part the First



The popular, NYT best-selling Elizabethan/sci-fi mashup series continues, with a Shakespearean take on the first Star Wars prequel, The Phantom Menace.

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?

  • Published: 13 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9781594748066
  • Imprint: Quirk Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.99

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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