“Thou art a Master, Darth, I know ’tis true, But only evil hast thou Master’d yet.”
—Obi-Wan Kenobi in William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, out July 2. The Portland scribe unites geeks and nerds with his retelling of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in iambic pentameter, and as our sister publication Portland Monthly discovered, even R2-D2's chirps are Elizabethan. (Read an excerpt here and PM's interview with Doescher here.) Elliott Bay Books hosts a staged reading this weekend with ReAct Theatre. May the force be with Thee.
William Shakespeare's Star Wars
July 21, Elliott Bay Book Co, $5, elliottbaybook.com