'William Shakespeare’s Star Wars' is Poetically Retold

 - Feb 26, 2014
References: iandoescher & swipelife
As perhaps the most celebrated writer of all time, it is only natural that Shakespeare's signature style would be embraced in a modern manner as is the case with the recently published 'William Shakespeare’s Star Wars' trilogy. Having hit stores last year, the last instalment of the series has since been published, 'William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back.'

Retelling George Lukas' epic sci-fi story in Iambic pentameter, the 'William Shakespeare’s Star Wars' trilogy was written by American author Ian Doescher. He states, "I’m not trying to pretend I have his genius. Hopefully it’s something that honours Shakespeare." Complete with Elizabethan-style black and white illustrations, CBC writes, "Libraries and school boards see the new book, which features Elizabethan illustrations, as a vehicle for encouraging children to read and better understand Shakespeare."