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Reddit mentions of William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope

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We found 37 Reddit mentions of William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope. Here are the top ones.

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
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Full of feuding royalty, family melodrama, comical fools, and fantastic creatures, Star Wars has always been the most Shakespearean of Hollywood blockbusters.The movie Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is presented in a manner that Shakespeare himself would recognize, with classic iambic pentameter and Elizabethan-style stage directions.The William Shakespeare's Star Wars A New Hope Hardcover Book from Quirk Books has 176 pages of fun reading.Measures about 8 3/10-inches tall x 5 3/5-inches wide.Ages 14 and up.

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Found 37 comments on William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope:

u/CaptainOfMySouls · 26 pointsr/WritingPrompts

Here is the link to Verily, A New Hope.

The others can be found in the "Customers who viewed this item also viewed" bar down below.

u/Goldenfox89 · 24 pointsr/StarWars

IIRC, there was a threat a while back about it being Star Wars written in Shakespearean iambic pentameter.

Edit: found it on Amazon, here.

u/Batmaners · 12 pointsr/videos

Nay, say I. That which you hath spoken is not the truth, it is contrary to reason.

Edit: Holy shit, it exists

u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/explainlikeIAmA

I don't really have answer to the question, but on an extremely related note, there's a full Shakespearean adaptation of "Start Wars: A New Hope" on amazon, and it's pretty great!

u/enaidyl · 6 pointsr/movies

Is this William Shakespeare's Star Wars? You didn't specify but you said
> the production also includes five scenes from "The Big Lebowksi," also set in Elizabethan English.

which makes it sound like it is.

Edit: I'm guessing this is the Big Lebowski and this is the Star Wars one.

u/w2tpmf · 4 pointsr/funny

You can fund it right here.

u/wiseaus_stunt_double · 3 pointsr/hockey

I need to get up and go to work. I've been on reddit for over an hour, and I'm already late. I should get going, esp. if I want to go to stick time during my lunch break.

Also, I got my copy of the screenplay to The Room, and I now want to give it the Shakespearian treatment that The Big Lebowski and Star Wars have recently received.

u/Ginkgopsida · 3 pointsr/thisismylifenow

The Globe in London. I had a nice experience there. I wish they would play this one time: http://www.amazon.de/William-Shakespeares-Star-Wars-Doescher/dp/1594746370

u/GoogleIsYourFrenemy · 3 pointsr/explainlikeIAmA

You would describe it like Ian Doescher did in his seminal trilogy: https://www.amazon.com/William-Shakespeares-Star-Wars-Doescher/dp/1594746370

The audiobook is pretty good.

u/flubberjub · 2 pointsr/funny

And here's the link if you want a copy from Amazon.

u/DasKruth · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

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This was hilarious to me!

u/Enygma_6 · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Hence why it gets chopped from watching the films in Machete Order.

> "Episodes II and III aren’t exactly Shakespeare, but standing next to the complete and utter trainwreck that is Episode I, they sure look like it. At least, III does anyway."

Not to be confused with William Shakespeare's Star Wars.

u/Eager_Question · 2 pointsr/Eager_Question_Writes

Not my idea, I'm just predicting that at SOME point they'll adapt them to film.

https://www.amazon.ca/William-Shakespeares-Star-Wars-Doescher/dp/1594746370

u/Tough_Galoot · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

He's a writer? How about getting him a videogame/comic book themed notebook with matching stationary? If he's a Star Wars fan and really in to screenplays then he might be interested in Star Wars by William Shakespeare.

u/atombomb1945 · 2 pointsr/steampunk

Found a book once where the author had re-written the first movie in Shakespearean dialog. You can find it here

I always pictured R2 and 3P0 as a Dwarf Blacksmith and an Albino English Professor.

u/asdfth12 · 2 pointsr/WritingPrompts

For those interested, someone actually made a book series around this.

https://www.amazon.com/William-Shakespeares-Star-Wars-Doescher/dp/1594746370

Has books for up to 7. Not sure about Rogue One or TLJ though.

I've got the first 6, but I haven't gotten around to reading em.

u/derailzer · 1 pointr/marvinbookclub

How about a book that exercises both High school English class with epic nerd fanfare

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1594746370?pc_redir=1396073356&robot_redir=1

u/FolkDude · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I feel weird doing this..but why not :)

my name is Nick and I am a mild mannered banker by day, volunteer firefighter by night! And I believe there is a penguin on tip of the telly!

I fell in love with this William Shakespeare adaption of star wars that I stumbled upon and I would be very excited to have it in my possession :). thank you for the opportunity!

William Shakespeare's Star Wars
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594746370/ref=cm_sw_r_an_am_ap_am_us?ie=UTF8

u/hairydiablo132 · 1 pointr/StarWars

I was interested in this until I did the "Look Inside" on Amazon.

At Scene 2 it has the rebel that Vader chokes out saying the part of the Imperial Officer who tells Vader that they can't find the plans in the main computer.

They couldn't even get to page 2 without messing it up! I can only imagine it has more errors like this.

u/hannaHananaB · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This, after all it is set in a galaxy far, far away.

u/BeautifulVictory · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/NobilisUltima · 1 pointr/StarWars

Okay, I know you were just making a reference, but if you like Shakespeare and Star Wars check this shit out. It's the entirety of A New Hope painstakingly translated into iambic pentameter, oftentimes practically line-for-line, with a few beautiful soliloquies thrown in for good measure. It was done by someone who's obviously a huge fan of both Shakespeare and Star Wars, and if you are too you'll love it. I believe he's done Episodes IV, V, and VI, although I've only read IV. Can't recommend it enough.

u/mukawalka · 1 pointr/StarWars

and now I'm thinking of William Shakespeare's Star Wars... :)
https://www.amazon.com/William-Shakespeares-Star-Wars-Doescher/dp/1594746370

u/nerf_herder1986 · 1 pointr/StarWars

There's a whole series of books retelling the saga in Shakespearean style.

u/gatorfan93 · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Thou shalt acquire said parchment on Amazon. Fare thee well, My Goodman. Amazon link to book

u/Gewdgawddamn · 1 pointr/Israel

I think that as a financier yeah even the gov't should exercise discretion on what it can and cannot fund. However I think it's pretty immature for that government to limit culture based on something so tame as nudity. However, that can be just as applicable to the performance. A nude performance just to act in the nude doesn't really sound like it adds anything other than to be a cheap gimmick. Nude Shakespeare had this problem cause that's all it did. But others that took Shakespeare and blended it with other media or "modernized" it actually had to exercise thought into why it held a purpose.

Not to say all nude performance is just that empty of substance outside of its nudity. But it really is up to the creator to justify it. Yes, nude is our natural, human state. Art and culture aren't natural, human states, though. They're intellectual expressions. So expecting a creator to validate the intelligence of the piece isn't a bad standard to hold, regardless of its subjectivity.

u/RuneWindtalons · 1 pointr/ELATeachers

Try the Shakespeare's Star Wars books. Alll the same tropes and language as well as lol the correct formatting. Only difference is its Star Wars. I did it with my 9th graders but it can work with older kids too. https://www.amazon.com/William-Shakespeares-Star-Wars-Doescher/dp/1594746370

u/boobafett13 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I feel like this contest was made for me, lol. Least favorite things - jar jar, anakin being whiney, the ridiculous plot holes, but most of all, no boba fett.

this star wars book is just over your price limit, but I think all of my star wars stuff is :(

Best. Contest. Ever.

u/susakuchanticleer · 1 pointr/evangelion

That would be really cool! If it was possible for someone to rewrite Star Wars as a Shakespearean drama, then Eva surely could be given the same treatment.

On a similar note, I've always thought it would be awesome if someone rewrote Eva as an epic poem- maybe in alliterative verse like in Beowulf (which like Eva, describes a series of battles against progressively stronger monsters), but then have it occasionally turn into super modern experimental verse to describe the weird surreal stuff like the Komm Susser Tod sequence.

u/mementomary · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I can't do iambic pentameter (I'm not even sure how to read it aloud properly), but I do love Shakespeare. I got this book for christmas and laughed my face off :)

u/culb77 · 0 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

And here I am thinking my Shakespeare's Star Wars is cool.