Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: William Shakespeare's Star Wars

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For Book Beginnings:
It is a period of civil war.
The spaceships of the rebels striking swift
From base unseen, have gained a vict'ry o'er
The cruel Galactic Empire, now adrift.
- p. 1

For Friday 56:
LUKE: Mine uncle, O mine uncle! How shall I
To explain this matter? Tell me, how. 
- p. 56

This probably combines two things I'm a little iffy about: Shakespeare and Star Wars. I have nothing against either ... maybe a combination is better than just one? :)
Synopsis: Inspired by one of the greatest creative minds in the English language-and William Shakespeare-here is an officially licensed 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.

8 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what to think of this, mixing the two seems kind of... wrong. I have to admit that I like the cover though!

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    1. I admit I havent read it yet. It's getting rave reviews on GR. I'm on the fence about it :)

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  2. OMGosh this looks like such a fun mash up! Can't wait to read your review!

    Happy weekend!

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  3. This sounds awesome. That cover makes me grin uncontrollably.

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  4. That is a strange combination. Quite interesting...THANKS for sharing.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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    Elizabeth
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    My Book Beginnings

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  5. I really thoroughly enjoyed this book, hilarious, well done

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  6. Hmmmmmm . . . I don't know . . .

    But thanks for sharing the opening on Book Beginnings on Friday!

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