William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars 2

If the Bard had looked to the stars, he might have written about a young farm boy whose future had marked him to do great things as a valiant knight, but since he didn’t, it’s a good thing we have William Shakespeare’s Star Wars to tell the story.

Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope brings us the adventure of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo in a way that you’ve never experienced before – in iambic pentameter, accompanied by twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations.

With Shakespeare’s hand acting as a guiding force, the adventure that began a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away begins in a way that’s both familiar and new.

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Excerpt


Outer space.

[Enter CHORUS.]

It is a period of civil war.

The spaceships of the rebels, striking swift

From base unseen, have gain’d a vict’ry o’er

The cruel Galactic Empire, now adrift.

Amidst the battle, rebel spies prevail’d 5

And stole the plans to a space station vast,

Whose pow’rful beams will later be unveil’d

And crush a planet: ’tis the DEATH STAR blast.

Pursu’d by agents sinister and cold,

Now Princess Leia to her home doth flee, 10

Deliv’ring plans and a new hope they hold:

Of bringing freedom to the galaxy.

In time so long ago begins our play,

In star-crossed galaxy far, far away.


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