Have you ever wanted to know how Shakespeare would do Star Wars? Well, you’re in luck! Someone turned Star Wars: The Force Awakens into a Shakespeare play, and it’s brilliant.
We are totally aware that this is a lot to process, but once you calm down from the excitement, keep reading.
So what’s this amazing creation called? William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken, duh!
This book combines the 2015 movie with Shakespeare’s iconic iambic pentameter and Elizabethan speak.
It’s really the best of both worlds. According to the book’s official description, it will include a LOT a cool things.
“Chewbacca speaks! Leader Snoke gives a soliloquy! And the romance of Han Solo and Leia Organa takes a tragic turn that Shakespeare would approve of,” the synopsis reads. “All with woodcut-style illustrations that place Star Wars characters into an Elizabethan galaxy. The story may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but you’ll be convinced it was written by the Bard.”
Our favorite part is the cover of the play, featuring BB-8 in typical Elizabethan garb.
It’s so fancy and fun.
During an interview with Starwars.com, Doogie Horner — the book’s designer and art director — revealed why he chose BB-8 over Rey or Kylo Ren.
“We considered Rey, but one distinctive thing about her is her outfit, which we’d lose when we dressed her in Elizabethan clothes. I just can’t picture her character in a fancy dress,” Horner told Starwars.com. “BB-8 seemed like the right fit because he’s such a fun character, and this book is funny, too. Also, I like giving a supporting character star-billing like this.”
We totally agree!
The play will be available on October 3, 2017, so get ready to visit a galaxy far, far, away, with a side of to be or not to be then.