Besides novels, there are plenty of other Star Wars-related books out there I’d love to have on my shelf. The Star Wars Shakespeare editions are something I know I’d enjoy immensely:
I’m one those weird people that loved Shakespeare in high school, and went on to read his plays on my own later in life. But it’s no wonder that I love both Star Wars and Shakespeare, as clearly, they’re the SAME THING: grand stories full of drama, duels, heroes and villains, moral dilemmas , love, hate, tragedy, comedy, royals and commoners, and high stakes both emotional and political.
Here’s an excerpt from Verily, a New Hope:
It is a period of civil war.
The spaceships of the rebels, striking swift
From base unseen, have gain’d a vict’ry o’er
The cruel Galactic Empire, now adrift.
Amidst the battle, rebel spies prevail’d
And stole the plans to a space station vast,
Whose pow’rful beams will later be unveil’d
To crush a planet: ’tis the DEATH STAR blast.
Pursued by agents sinister and cold,
Now Princess Leia to her home doth flee,
Deliv’ring plans and a new hope they hold:
Of bringing freedom to the galaxy.
In time so long ago begins our play,
In star-crossed galaxy, far far away.
—Verily, A New Hope, by Ian Doescher
What’s not to love here? The covers are great, too. Here’s the rest of them:
Have you read these books? What did you think? Comment below and we’ll talk about it!