Thoughts & Musings for July 29, 2020

Bits and Pieces of My Mind Well, here we are on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. It is mid-morning here in my corner of Florida, though by the time you read this it will be close to noon. Right now the temperature outside is 78˚F under cloudy skies; the little daylight streaming through my window isContinue reading “Thoughts & Musings for July 29, 2020”

Odds & Ends for July 27, 2020

Odds & Ends for July 27, 2020 Hi, there. As I write this, it’s early afternoon here in my corner of Florida, and boy, it is hot outside. According to my phone’s AccuWeather app, the current temperature is 89˚F under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 66% and a southwesterly breeze of 4 MPH (withContinue reading “Odds & Ends for July 27, 2020”

Audiobook Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Collection’

On February 14, 2017, Random House Audio released William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Collection, a 15-CD box set featuring the three audiobook editions of author Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy. It consists of dramatic readings of Doescher’s first three books in the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series: Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, TheContinue reading “Audiobook Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Collection’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh’

Two trilogies are now behind us, dear reader….Thank you for sharing this journey with me, and may the Force be with you onward, into episodes 7, 8, and 9. – Ian Doescher, in his Afterword to William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third Roll swiftly as thou canst, goodContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third’

The boy is nearly now within my grasp, And I shall make him mine with this next move. I shall devise a play to pull him in, Some tale that pricks his heart with grief and woe. Come players, to the list, ye are engag’d! – Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Act II, Scene 4, William Shakespeare’sContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second’

On July 7, 2015, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books published Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second, the fifth book in a series of nine in which the author reimagines the Skywalker Saga as plays written by the greatest dramatist in English literature – William Shakespeare. Doescher, who was born inContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First’

Prologue. Outer space. Enter CHORUS. CHORUS  Alack! What dreadful turmoil hath beset The strong Republic and its bonds of peace. O’er distant trade routes all do sigh and fret As fears of grim taxation do increase. The greedy, vile Trade Federation hath Created a blockade none may pass through. With deadly battleships they block theContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First’”

Coming Soon to ‘A Certain Point of View, Too’ & Sunday Thoughts

Hi, there, Dear Reader. I hope this post finds you safe, healthy, and reasonably sane after almost two months of social distancing and stay-at-home orders issued by the authorities in your home state or country. It’s Sunday, May 3 where I am, and in my part of Florida, it’s almost 2 PM as I startContinue reading “Coming Soon to ‘A Certain Point of View, Too’ & Sunday Thoughts”

Book Box Set Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set’

On October 28, 2014, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books (home of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) released William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set, a collection of author Ian Doescher’s best-selling mashup of the works of George Lucas and William Shakespeare. Comprised of Doescher’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, The EmpireContinue reading “Book Box Set Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth’

Emperor:This lightsaber that resteth by my side– Thou doest desire it hotly, doest thou not?The hate doth swell within thee even now–It hath an aura palpable. Take upThy Jedi weapon, use it. I–as thouCanst see–am quite unarm’d. So strike me down With all thy hatred, let thine anger stirEach moment thou dost more become myContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth’”