When the best-selling William Shakespeare's Star Wars presented the classic George Lucas film in the form of an Elizabethan drama, the results blew the minds of Star Wars fans and Shakespeare buffs alike. Now the curtain rises once again on that star-crossed galaxy far away, this time revealing the tragedy, hubris, and doomed romance that will lead to the fall of the Republic and the rise of an Empire. The saga starts here with this reimagining of Episode I, a prequel tale in which a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights clash with a hidden, vengeful enemy. Masterful meter, Shakepearean soliloquies and intricate Elizabethan illustrations will leave more than a few readers convinced that the Star Wars saga sprang straight from the Bard's quill.
Publisher: Quirk Books
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 208 x 146 x 18 mm
"Enjoy this tale in iambic pentameter, for it has all the necessary aspects of any Shakespeare play - the betrayal, the hope, the tragedy...This book is necessary for any Star Wars fan's collection."--Geeks of Doom
"William Shakespeare and "Star Wars" collide in the most delightful fashion."--McClatchy Tribune
"Witty and stylish, The Phantom of Menace is neither campy nor silly, but a finely-crafted work of art."--Examiner.com