Because someone – not me- demanded it, William Shakespeare’s The Phantom Menace is now available for those who like a little Bard with their Force.
The tale of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia got a Shakespearean twist with William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy Boxed Set, but Star Wars fans know the adventure began much earlier than that, with a story about a bratty kid who fell for a woman that was way out of his league.
However, can even England’s Bard of Avon salvage that which brought us Jar-Jar Binks? Meesa don’t think so.
Join us, good gentles, for a merry reimagining of Star Wars: Episode 1 as only Shakespeare could have written it. The entire saga starts here, with a thrilling tale featuring a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights facing a hidden, vengeful enemy.
’Tis a true Shakespearean drama, filled with sword fights, soliloquies, and doomed romance . . . all in glorious iambic pentameter and coupled with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations. Hold on to your midi-chlorians: The play’s the thing, wherein you’ll catch the rise of Anakin!
William Shakespeare’s The Phantom Menace will be available April 7, 2015, but the hardcover book can be pre-ordered now at Amazon. There is also a Kindle edition.