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

 Buy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

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.


  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!

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

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

    Happy weekend!

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

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

    Enjoy your weekend.

    BTW…Stop by for a FUN giveaway too: GIVEAWAY

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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

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

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


© guiltless readingMaira Gall