William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Staged in Philadelphia

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By Jason Boog Comment

Quirk Books, Drexel University’s Urban Playground and Dragon Jedi staged a few scenes from William Shakespeare’s Star Wars outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art recently.

Below, we’ve embedded a video of the reenactment. Museum goers were surprised by Star Wars costumes, R2D2 and “a number of weaponized baguettes.” Here’s more about Ian Doescher‘s book, coming in July:

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime 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—and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations–William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.

Watch a video of the Star Wars re-staging below…