Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth’

The William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Saga Endeth! On July 28, 2020, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books published William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth, a retelling of director J.J. Abrams’ 2019 film Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker written in the style of a five-act play by none other thanContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Merry Rise of Skywalker: Star Wars Part the Ninth’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth’

On July 18, 2018, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books published William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth, a non-canonical adaptation of writer-director Rian Johnson’s 2017 film Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Written by Ian Doescher, creator of the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series, it retells the events of the second installment ofContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Jedi the Last: Star Wars Part the Eighth’”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 11, 2021, or: How I Spent My Saturday Night

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon on Sunday, July 11, 2021 here in New Hometown, Florida.  It’s another hot, muggy, and possibly rainy summer day in this part of the Sunshine State: the current temperature is 86˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 6 MPH (10 KM/H)Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, July 11, 2021, or: How I Spent My Saturday Night”

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’”