William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set: Includes Verily, A New Hope; The Empire Striketh Back; The Jedi Doth Return; and an 8-by-34-inch full-color poster (Hardcover)

William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set: Includes Verily, A New Hope; The Empire Striketh Back; The Jedi Doth Return; and an 8-by-34-inch full-color poster Cover Image
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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 Vader to R2D2.

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.

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.

About the Author


Ian Doescher is the New York Times best-selling author of William Shakespeare's Star Wars® and the Pop Shakespeare series. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family. Visit him at IanDoescher.com.

Praise For…


“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 for William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
“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

“At last, the mother of all mashups is upon us."—CNET.com

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

“The ultimate fan fic.”—ABC News Radio

“As Shakespeare would say, you might think, this be madness, yet there is a method in 't.”—Newsday

Praise for William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back
“Enormous fun.”—AVClub.com       

“Good luck getting to the end without rolling off your chairs. This book is a hoot.”—McClatchy Tribune

“So what are you waiting for? Get thee once more to a galaxy far, far away.”—Paste Magazine

“An inspired illustrated mashup that retells the space adventure in artful iambic pentameter and answers the question: What light through Yoda's window breaks?”—Tampa Bay Tribune

“Classic literature blended with fun is the best way to describe William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back.”—San Gabriel Valley Tribune

“Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, [William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back] offer[s] essential reading for all ages.”—East Bay Express

“‘Tis a delight.”—Palm Beach Post

“Masterful.”—Deseret News

“This is a must for any fan of ‘Star Wars’.”—The Citizen

Praise for William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return
“If you love ‘Star Wars’ and Shakespeare, this book is the pinnacle of perfection.”—Yoda News

“A masterful mashup of English lit and pop culture that’s hilarious, dramatic and downright mesmerizing.”—American Profile

“For those who enjoyed Doescher's first two retellings, rejoice, for the merriment plays on.”—The Free Lance-Star


Product Details
ISBN: 9781594747915
ISBN-10: 1594747911
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: October 28th, 2014
Pages: 520
Language: English
Series: William Shakespeare's Star Wars