Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’ epic Star Wars films 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. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome stormtroopers, signifying … pretty much everything.
To celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!), we teamed up with our friends at Quirk Books for a giveaway from a galaxy far, far away. One lucky reader will win the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Royal Imperial Boxed Set, which includes all three volumes in the original trilogy by modern bard Ian Doescher: Verily, A New Hope, The Empire Striketh Back and The Jedi Doth Return. The set also includes an 8-by-34-inch full-color poster illustrating the complete cast and company of this glorious production. As if that wasn’t enough, we’re also adding the newest title in the series: The Phantom of Menace!
To enter the giveaway, follow @PasteBooks on Twitter and retweet this tweet by 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 7th (you must have a U.S. or Canadian address to enter). We’ll announce the winner on Thursday afternoon. May the verse be with you!