The William Shakespeare's Star Wars trilogy is a series of non-canon books by Ian Doescher presenting the films of Star Wars as if they were plays written by the famous playwright William Shakespeare. The series consists of three titles covering the original trilogy: William Shakespeare's Star Wars (Verily, A New Hope) (Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope), William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back) and William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return (Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi). The three titles are available together in one set as William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Box Set.
William Shakespeare versions of the prequel trilogy have been published, with William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First released on April 7, 2015, William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second released on July 7, 2015 and William Shakespeare's Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third released on September 8, 2015.
William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken, a Shakespeare version of the sequel trilogy title Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, was published on October 3, 2017. William Shakespeare's Jedi the Last based on Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi was released on July 10, 2018.
Although not yet officially announced for publication, Doescher indicated in a tweet on December 21, 2019 that he had begun work on William Shakespeare's The Rise of Skywalker, based on Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. The title was later announced as William Shakespeare's The Merry Rise of Skywalker.
Notes and referencesEdit
- Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars trilogy page
- Quirk Books William Shakespeare's Star Wars
- Quirk Books The Empire Striketh Back
- Quirk Books The Jedi Doth Return