William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First

William Shakespeare's Forsooth, the Phantom Menace: Star Wars Part the First - Ian Doescher

I love Star Wars. I like Shakespeare. I have no idea why I didn’t start reading these books sooner. I almost docked it a half star because Doescher didn’t grant my secret wish and play on the whole “Jar Jar Binks was really a Sith Lord” theory, but the route he chose to take with my least favorite Star Wars character ever was very Shakespearean, so I decided to forgive his oversight.


Besides, if I’m being honest, the full five stars were in the bag the moment R2-D2 started beeping in iambic pentameter.


Beep, meep, beep, squeak, beep, whistle, meep, meep, hoo!

~ R2-D2, Act I, Scene 5, Line 101