This year will see the release of several Star Wars novels, but perhaps no 2013 book related to the galaxy far, far away will be more bizarre than the one that just popped up online. Random House now has a listing for a book called William Shakespeare's Star Wars. Fan site Knights Archive spotted the entry last night. Here's the synopsis from Random House:
May the verse be with you! Inspired by one of the greatest creative minds in the English language—and William Shakespeare—here is an officially licensed retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify learners and masters alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.
This trade paperback, written by Ian Doescher, is currently set for an August 6, 2013 release at the price of $14.95. We'll bring you more information about this decidedly unusual book as we learn more.