William Shakespeare's Star Wars: exclusive excerpt

William Shakespeare's Star Wars, by Ian Doescher, is a retelling of the movie as presented by the Bard of Avon. It's published by Quirk Books, which is known for its fun remixes of classics (Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Android Karenina) but this book is kind of the opposite - a modern tale as told by a 16th century playwright. Nicolas Delort's woodcut-style illustrations are a fabulous mixture of old and new.

Here's an excerpt (PDF).

William Shakespeare's Star Wars


  1. A friend and I ran a twitter account that did this a year or two ago: https://twitter.com/IambYourFather

    Obviously I’m not accusing Doescher of ripping us off, but it’s funny that he came up with the exact same idea.

  2. “modern tale as told by a 16th century playwright.”

    Wait. I thought Star Wars happened a long, long time ago..?

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