William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace

William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace

O Threepio, Threepio, wherefore art thou, Threepio?

Join us, good gentles, for a merry reimagining of Star Wars: Episode I as only Shakespeare could have written it. The entire saga starts here, with a thrilling tale featuring a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights facing a hidden, vengeful enemy.

'Tis a true Shakespearean drama, filled with sword fights, soliloquies, and doomed romance... all in glorious iambic pentameter and coupled with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations. Hold onto your mini-chlorians: The play's the thing, wherein you'll catch the rise of Anakin!

Title:William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781594748066
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About Ian Doescher

Ian is the author of the William Shakespeare Star Wars series. He's a Portland native, and lives in Portland with his spouse and two children. Ian has a B.A. in Music from Yale University, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary.



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    William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace Reviews

  • JV

    Verily, verily, upon to thee, I say...Hark! For thou shalt hear a star-crossed tale,In a time long ago,In a galaxy far, far away...In troth, Phantom of Menace, thou, mayhap, film have seen... Yet read...

  • Calista

    Ian Doescher is so witty. I love that he can turn this story into something with weight and his iambic pentameter is so right on. He takes the horrible character of Jar Jar Binks and turns him into qu...

  • Jessica

    *I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*I was very surprised by this book! It's no secret that I love Star Wars, but when I first heard of this book I thought the aut...

  • Blamp Head

    O, wherefore art thou but so little pleased?Because thou read not Phantom of Menace,Alack! But this be but the fourth of fourSo far released in this most grand old lot.Behold! Mister Binks, he is no o...

  • Daniel

    Pa nastavlja se u istom stlu, mada imam osecaj da je pisanje jace ili mi se to cini posto je uzeo pricu najgoreg filma i digao je na znacajno veci nivo. Plus JAr Jar je postao daleko ozbiljniji igrac ...

  • Debby

    4 starsI embarked on this quirky little series when I thought it would only be the original Star Wars series, so I was a bit surprised to hear about William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace. You wo...

  • Sesana

    Compared to the original movies, the prequels are going to be a bit more of a challenge to Shakespeareify. Not because the basic plots are bad, but because the dialog is atrocious. I'm doing my damned...

  • Abby

    These books never fail to tickle me. Every time I pick one up, I expect a Shakespearean version of the classic films. However, Doescher puts his own twist on the stories. I particularly like how he ma...

  • Matt

    Ian Doescher takes on the task of bringing the Star Wars prequels to the Elizabethan stage in “William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace” to fantastic results that will be jarring to any of th...

  • Jessamyn Leigh

    These mashups of two of my favorite things never disappoint. Highlights of this one include using asides to reveal Jar Jar as secretly intelligent but playing dumb to unite the Naboo and the Gungans, ...