2013

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0268  Wednesday, 5 June 2013

 

From:        Ian Doescher <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         June 5, 2013 1:50:49 PM EDT

Subject:     Shakespeare and Star Wars

 

Dear SHAKSPER community,

 

My name is Ian Doescher—I am a former SHAKSPER member and Hardy has graciously allowed me to chime in again to tell you about a project that may be of interest. I’ve written a book that will be published next month through Quirk Books, called William Shakespeare’s Star Wars. The book is a retelling of the original (1977) Star Wars movie as though it were a play by Shakespeare: in iambic pentameter, in five acts, employing allusions to several plays and Shakespearean literary devices, etc. (I have also written a study guide for high school and college classes that will be available for download online.)

 

I am hopeful that the book will be well-received among Shakespeare scholars. (My own college Shakespeare professor, Murray Biggs, reviewed the manuscript during the editing process.) My greatest hope for the book is that it might be a gateway through which future high school and college students come to appreciate Shakespeare.

 

The website for the book is here: http://www.quirkbooks.com/shakespearestarwars

 

Given my past participation in SHAKSPER, I wanted to make you all know about the book. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and thank you!

 

Ian Doescher

 

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