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William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back

What light through Yoda's window breaks?

William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back

What light through Yoda's window breaks?

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  •  Bard meets sci-fi in glorious iambic pentameter
  •  Ripe with soliloquies and clever word-play
  •  Accompanied with beautiful Elizabethan-style artwork
  •  Yoda speaks exclusively in haikus, it's incredible
  •  May the verse be with you!
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It's undeniably the best film of the trilogy (yes it's just a trilogy, as if that other drivel counts) and now George Lucas' interstellar masterpiece has been given the Shakespearean once-over with The Empire Striketh Back.

This merry re-imagining is ripe with Elizabethan-era tragedy; it's got love, betrayal, battles, destiny, teachers and pupils. All loaded woven together in the unmistakable iambic pentameter of the immortal Bard of Avon and accompanied by beautiful black-and-white illustrations.

Han: O, vile! These tauntauns have an awful stench outside, but nothing did I know of wretchedness, disgusting rot, and sick'ning filth til this new smell hath made attack upon my nose.

Lando: I prithee, tell me: what shall happen to both Leia and the Wookie? Vader: Never shall they leave this city
Lando: This doth push the bounds toofar! Imprisonment was never a condition of the bargain we did make, and 'twas not in the plan to hand o'er Han unto this bounty hunter!
Vader: Mayhap thou dost think thou has unfairly treated been?

Luke: Nay, 'tis not true! It is impossible!
Vader: Pray, search thy feelings, Luke. Thou know it is true.
Luke: Nay!

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Product Features:
  • George Lucas' space epic has been transformed into a peerless 16th-century play
  • Beautifully illustrated hardback book
  • 176 pages
  • May the verse be with you!
Dimensions:
  • Measures approximately 20.6cm(W) x 14.2cm(H) x 2cm(D)

Customer Reviews

This book is literal brilliance, the way it is wrote makes the book hilarious to read yet sticks to the EPICNESS of the Star Wars franchise.
Ryan Ranshaw, United Kingdom - 24th April 2014