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Shakespeare Star Wars Box Set

Includes Verily, A New Hope; The Empire Striketh Back; The Jedi Doth Return; and an 8-by-34-inch full-color poster

May the verse be with you! Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this retelling of George Lucas's Star Wars® Trilogy in the style of the immortal William Shakespeare. This Royal Imperial Boxed Set includes all three volumes in the original trilogy: Verily, A New Hope ; The Empire Striketh Back ; and The Jedi Doth Return. Also included is an 8-by-34-inch full-color poster illustrating the complete cast and company of this glorious production.
Rezension
"It's quite a feat to translate a modern masterwork like Star Wars into the most celebrated and enduring literary style known to humans... This trio is a delight whether [you] know Shakespeare, Star Wars, both, or neither."-Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight
Praise from William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
"...a quirky addition to the genre-busting canon..."-Entertainment Weekly
". . . a great gift for every geek you know, no matter what their passion." - Huffington Post
"...the book is so brilliant you'll wonder why someone didn't think of it sooner."- Paste Magazine
" William Shakespeare's Star Wars is Exactly What You Need For Your Next Geeky Houseparty."-Tor.com
"Nicolas Delort's woodcut-style illustrations are a fabulous mixture of old and new."-Boing Boing
"At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us."-CNET.com
"Ian Doescher has reimagined the entire first Star Wars film as an Elizabethan play, complete with iambic pentameter and elaborate illustrations. It's geekception."-The Mary Sue
" Doescher's pseudo-Shakespearean language is absolutely dead-on; this is one of the best-written Shakespeare parodies created for this audience and it is absolutely laugh-out-loud funny for those familiar with both The Bard and Star Wars."- School Library Journal
"...the ultimate fan fic."- ABC News Radio
"For anglophiles, scifi nerds, and probably 9th grade English students."-The Bookreporter
"...outstanding."-Geekdad
"If you are looking for a neat way to get acquainted with Shakespeare or you are a teacher whose students are having a rough time accessing the genius of the Bard of Avon, I highly recommend you give William Shakespeare's Star Wars a try!"-GeekMom
"Delightful."-PortlandMercury.com
"Doescher's attempt to recreate a Shakespearean play is noteworthy and clever."-Blogcritics.org
"The Bard at his finest, with all the depth of character, insightful soliloquies, and clever wordplay that we've come to expect from the Master. For those who wish to read the Star Wars legend in the original Elizabethan, this is the book for you."-Timothy Zahn, New York Times bestselling author of Scoundrels
"Well-read geeks have breathlessly waited
For what Ian Doescher hath created
This book's cover is the door
To a Star Wars ne'er seen before"
-Daniel Wallace, New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters
"I'm delighted to have William Shakespeare's Star Wars, and have read it with great pleasure. What a fine idea, to set this in the world of Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 C-3PO and Darth Vader! A period of civil war, rebels, the Galactic Empire, the death star. A star-crossed galaxy! Ian Doescher does iambic pentameter well. This is a hoot!"-David Bevington, Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, University of Chicago and co-editor of The Bantam Shakespeare series
"..another smart tribute fans will enjoy."- The Star-Ledger
"As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in 't."- Newsday
"...what Doescher made is delicious."- Charleston City Paper
"...brilliant..."- Deseret News
"This is a great read. Author Ian Doescher may not have bested Shakespeare, but he's certainly one-upped Lucas."- Asbury Park Press
"...charming..."- The Courier-Journal
"Is it all a great, geeky, inter-galactic goblet of literary fun? Verily!" -AmericanProfile.com
"Whether your tastes run to Alderaan or Avon, this reimagining of Star Wars overflows with heart and wit."-Jason Fry, author of Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare
"[ William Shakespeare's Star Wars ] is a a brilliant and super-cool way to meld pop culture and high culture"-Bella Online
"An elegant translation for a more civilized age. Let's face it-if you love Shakespeare or Star Wars half as much as I do, you've already bought this."
-Adam Bertocci, author of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski, wri
Portrait

Ian Doescher is the author of the NYT bestseller WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S STAR WARS. He has a B.A. in Music from Yale, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Union Seminary. A theologically trained social media specialist, Ian currently works for a marketing agency in Portland. 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 Dore 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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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 520
Erscheinungsdatum 28.10.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-59474-791-5
Reihe Quirk Books
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 220/149/68 mm
Gewicht 1140
Verkaufsrang 13.280
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