The Verse Awakens

Here at SeattleShakespeare Company headquarters, we’re getting excited for the latest entry in the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens, later this month. Who doesn’t love a great, big multi-generational epic? Shakespeare sure loved ‘em.

If you haven’t already come across author Ian Doescher’s series Shakespeare’s Star Wars, you should take a look. There are six books in the series and Doescher has mashed up the Star Wars series, but given it a Shakespeare twist. They are a very inventive and fun read (and one of the things we’re putting on our wish list this holiday season).

Listen to Doescher talk about the inspiration for the series in this Shakespeare Unlimited podcast from the Folger library.

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