New Release: ‘Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge’ by Ian Doescher

September 8, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge by Ian Doescher is out today from Quirk Books and wraps up the six volume series of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.

Lend us your ears and comlinks, good folk, as we share a tale of tragedy, hubris, and doomed romance. Within this Shakespearean retelling of Star Wars: Episode 3, galactic treachery abounds. A once-heroic knight is transformed into the darkest of villains. The Jedi suffer slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. The Republic falls, an Empire rises, and so begins the long wait for a New Hope.

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Book Review: The Clone Army Attacketh

July 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars | Leave a comment

clonearmyLike the four Star Wars/Shakespearean hybrids that have come before it, The Clone Army Attacketh is a fun, illuminating, and interesting retelling of the Star Wars Saga. Written by Ian Doescher, this Shakespearean adaptation of Episode II plays like Romeo and Juliet with a touch of Macbeth, though the latter will surely be more prevalent in the final chapter due out in a few months.

What I enjoy most about these Shakespearean retellings – with The Clone Army Attacketh even more so than some others in the series – is the use of dialogue to convey action, something Shakespeare was renowned for. The Prequel trilogy has faced much criticism from critics and fans alike over the years, and one of the most persistent complaints was the weak dialogue. The Shakespearean adaptations exist, I feel, as a good reaction to that criticism, as it allows the characters to speak in a way that they could not in the film. Even Jar Jar Binks, who is humorously listed as a “Gungan Clown” in the book’s Dramatis Personae, has a monologue that sheds some interesting depth on the character and his motives. It was also quite interesting to read dialogue from the Arena beasts trio – the Acklay, Nexu, and Reek – as if they were speaking.

The prose and iambic pentameter is also superb for a Star Wars adaptation, and overall the book proved to be a fun read. With the Anakin and Padme romance came the feel of Romeo and Juliet, while Anakin and Palpatine’s dark intentions bubbling to the surface seeped hints of Macbeth into the novel. These themes, already prevalent in the movie, were prominent in this book considering the Shakespeare connection. All in all, it is worth a read, and I am looking forward to the last entry in Ian Doescher’s Star Wars Shakespearean adaptation due out in September, that is, until The Force Awakens.

5 out of 5 metal bikinis

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New Release: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return’ by Ian Doescher

July 1, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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the-jedi-doth-return-ian-doescherWilliam Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher is out today from Quirk Books.

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Cover Reveal: ‘The Jedi Doth Return’

March 15, 2014 at 10:47 am | Posted in Art, Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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CNet revealed the cover for Ian Doescher third Star Wars book, The Jedi Doth Return.

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‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars’ Gets Sequels

October 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Posted in Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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A couple weeks ago LucasBooks senior editor Jen Heddle revealed the title for the sequel to William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily A New Hope by Ian Doescher, but now Quirk Books has revealed the title for the third book in the series as well.

Via Geekosystem, we now know the titles and release dates for the next two books: The Empire Striketh Back (March 24, 2014), and The Jedi Doth Return (July 1, 2014). You can check out the books’ product pages here for more info: The Empire Striketh Back and The Jedi Doth Return. Both books will be written once again by Ian Doescher.

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