Star Wars Retold As If George Lucas Had Been… Shakespeare



For those theatre nerds out there, I present to you the answer to the question: What if Star Wars had been written by William Shakespeare more than 400 years ago?

Ian Doescher, the author of Star Wars by William Shakespeare, holds a Ph.D. in Ethics from Union Theological Seminary, and has always adored the world of Shakespeare.  He’s taken it upon himself to adapt the dialogue of Star Wars: A New Hope, translating it into Old English.  No doubt the challenge of such a prospect would be difficult; I’m still left wondering how many people would dig this idea.  Well, being that the published book will be available on, there must be a real, strong calling for this type of material.

Check out the “trailer” for the book below, which features some actors acting out how Doescher’s unique novelization is written.


Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ‘Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter—and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations–William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.

Source: Geek Tyrant


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