Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back by William Shakespeare

Some silly knaves claim that Geroge Lucas, the 17th Earl of Oxford, wrote the Star Wars plays. But this is sheer rouguery. Indeed, it was the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, who composed them. Ian Doescher, a tireless scholar of manuscripts, discovered this and last year published the first play in the sequence: Verily, A New Hope.

Now Doescher has published the second play, which Shakespeare entitled The Empire Striketh Back. It has all that you have come to expect from Shakespeare:

Return to the star-crossed 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 all ages. Something Wookiee this way comes!

But pray thee, attend, for there is also a third play: The Jedi Doth Return.

-via Blame It on the Voices

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