William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back
Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars comes the next two installments of the trilogy that everyone has been waiting for: William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher.
Take an Elizabethan trip to a galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, these two plays offer essential reading for everyone who has ever had the dream of holding a lightsaber in one hand and a Skull in the other. Whilst wearing ruffles.
Act V, Scene 3
CHORUS O might duel, O action ne’er surpass’d:
The lightsabers do clash and glow like fire.
Darth Vader in the villain’s role is cast,
While Luke’s younger temper turneth soon to ire.
They flash and fly like dancers in a set,
Yet never dance did now such deadly mood.
Luke tires, and soon his brow begins to sweat,
Whilst Vader doth attack with strength renew’d.
Something Wookiee this way comes!