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(iNews (UK))   These are not the droids for which thou search'st, writes the author combining Star Wars and Shakespeare   ( inews.co.uk) divider line
    More: Amusing, Star Wars, Jedi, Sith, Luke Skywalker, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Force Doth Awaken, Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith  
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2017-10-03 10:23:55 AM  
I'll just leave this here:

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2017-10-03 10:57:59 AM  
Vader:  Thou wast never told the fate of he who sired thee
Luke:  Most abominable creature, thou hast slain him
Vader:  Nay.  I and thy father stand before thee now.
Luke:  Nay!  Thou liests, villain!  [exeunt severely and vertically]
 
2017-10-03 11:21:14 AM  
I have the book version of Verily, a New Hope. It's a fun little read, I leave it on my coffee table to amuse guests.
 
2017-10-03 11:26:22 AM  
Stick "For..." at the beginning of that, subby, and you'd have iambic pentameter.

*golf clap*
 
2017-10-03 12:23:14 PM  
It's not Shakespeare, but it's still a good take on Star Wars.

https://onemanstarwars.com/
 
2017-10-03 12:23:59 PM  
Mash-ups are getting a bit tiresome, but I like this idea.
 
2017-10-03 12:29:51 PM  
Vader: Obi-Wan left the question of thou father in doubt.

Luke:  Your foul hand slew my father with a light blade!

Vader:  Nay!  I am your father.
 
2017-10-03 12:46:48 PM  
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2017-10-03 12:48:03 PM  
Pulp Shakespeare Hollywood Fringe
Youtube 6dfLkcTAR80
 
2017-10-03 12:54:40 PM  

MikeyFuccon: I'll just leave this here:

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Wait.  Do you know that dude?  Adam, I mean.
Because I too, know that dude.  Although we've never met in real life.
 
2017-10-03 12:59:16 PM  
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2017-10-03 02:02:31 PM  
Yeah, I found them in my local library last month, and read IV, V, and VI.

Not only were they highly enjoyable in their own right, the fact that I was already familiar with the stories allowed me to see more clearly what was going on with the iambic pentameter and the staging, and it opened up an increased appreciation of Shakespeare for me.

The author's notes at the end of each book are most welcome.  He outlines things such as 'Ok, I'm doing iambic pentameter for everyone, what do I do for R2-D2?  Or Yoda?  Or the Ewoks?'

For the record, I am quite satisfied with his solutions.  R2 has become a delightful, Puck-ish character.  For Yoda, he figured he had four possibilities, such as going for normal modern speech; Chaucerian English; etc.  In the end, he found a fifth approach, which worked very well.

Definitely recommend the series.  Even the woodcuts are excellent.
 
2017-10-03 02:23:45 PM  

bigfatbuddhist: Vader:  Thou wast never told the fate of he who sired thee
Luke:  Most abominable creature, thou hast slain him
Vader:  Nay.  I and thy father stand before thee now.
Luke:  Nay!  Thou liests, villain!  [exeunt severely and vertically]


From the play Back Striketh the Empire
 
2017-10-03 02:29:00 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: bigfatbuddhist: Vader:  Thou wast never told the fate of he who sired thee
Luke:  Most abominable creature, thou hast slain him
Vader:  Nay.  I and thy father stand before thee now.
Luke:  Nay!  Thou liests, villain!  [exeunt severely and vertically]

From the play Back Striketh the Empire


Verily!
 
2017-10-03 03:41:21 PM  
It's about five years old, and the conceit wearies quite early on.

Thou wouldst best avoid this pile of dung.
 
2017-10-03 04:04:37 PM  
Shakespeare? He's the guy who wrote "-st" a lot, isn't he?

/Secrets of Poetry Revealed
 
2017-10-03 04:34:31 PM  

bigfatbuddhist: ...  [exeunt severely and vertically]


I particularly like the "vertically" part.

But for one person leaving the stage isn't it just 'exit'.  Multiple characters leaving would be 'exeunt'

Why do I remember that from 12th grade English class??
 
2017-10-03 05:21:56 PM  
I have IV, V,and VI. They're very well done, but I don't feel the need to buy the prequels. Though I'm sure they're much better written than the movies were.
 
2017-10-03 06:43:01 PM  
I bought IV through VI and greatly enjoyed reading them. The afterword where he talks about how he felt with the alien languages is fascinating too.
 
2017-10-03 07:29:33 PM  
 
2017-10-03 08:07:55 PM  
I have the original trilogy. I love reading those...

Now I want to go back and read them again...

Thanks Subby!
 
2017-10-03 08:13:31 PM  
His Shakespeare sucks, and per the article he had to actually watch the movies, instead of recite the line from memory.  I took a stab at this topic years ago.  From my ancient old blog post:

HAN: I'm captain of a ship, the Thousandth Hawk.
My hirsute engineer reports you need
Conveyance to the duchy Alderaan.

OBI-WAN: Indeed, if fast thy ship-

HAN: If fast? You dare?
You jest! The Hawk, a novelty to thee?

OBI-WAN: Should it not be?

HAN: Not it, but her, and hark!
With grace and guile she Kessel's Run endured,
And vessels of the Empire did evade!
Not skiff or ketch, but dreadnoughts gilt and stern,
Corelli's naval masterpieces, spurned!
She's fast enough for thee, thou wrinkled mage.
But what wouldst thou employ me to transport?

OBI-WAN: Not what, but whom: my own self, and a boy.
And two machines of service-and pry not.

HAN: Of course; but whence this hush-

OBI-WAN: Suffice to say
We'd rather not Imper'ials intersect.
 
2017-10-04 03:12:34 AM  

MyMindIsGoingDave: bigfatbuddhist: ...  [exeunt severely and vertically]

I particularly like the "vertically" part.

But for one person leaving the stage isn't it just 'exit'.  Multiple characters leaving would be 'exeunt'

Why do I remember that from 12th grade English class??


I always learn something on these boards...
 
2017-10-04 10:21:57 AM  
Oh God. This is real. Two great tastes that go great together.
 
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