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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 12:46:48 PM  
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2017-10-03 02:02:31 PM  
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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 10:23:55 AM  
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2017-10-03 05:21:56 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:48:03 PM  
1 vote:
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2017-10-03 11:21:14 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:57:59 AM  
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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]
 
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