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William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back

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Star Wars Part the Fifth

  • The story of The Empire Strikes Back, as originally written by William Shakespeare.
  • Full of iambic pentameter, illustrations, and singing Ugnaughts.
  • Seriously, the Ugnaughts sing.

Many a fortnight have passed since the destruction of the Death Star. Young Luke Skywalker and his friends have taken refuge on the ice planet of Hoth, where the evil Darth Vader has hatched a cold-blooded plan to capture them. Only with the help of a little green Jedi Master - and a swaggering rascal named Lando Calrissian - can our heroes escape the Empire's wrath. And only then will Lord Vader learn how sharper than a tauntaun's tooth it is to have a Jedi child. Not only did Shakespeare create many words, he also invented the franchise. Part two is now here, as William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back. What light through Yoda's window breaks? Methinks you'll find out in the pages of The Empire Striketh Back!

In William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back we get the much be-loved sequel with 200% more iambic pentameter! As originally performed long, long ago, the AT-ATs appear much like the Three Murderers in Macbeth ("But who did bid thee join with us?" AT-AT 1 queries), the exogorth speaks, and the Ugnaughts sing! And, of course, you get all the lightsaber fighting, Yoda teaching, Solo freezing, and Vader paternity-bombshell-dropping you'd expect. William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back - may the verse be with you.

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