William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope

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Verily, a New Hope
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First edition cover (Quirk Books)
Author Ian Doescher
Illustrator Nicolas Delort
Genre Closet drama, Shakespeare
Published July 2, 2013
Pages 176
Followed by The Empire Striketh Back

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope is a satirical work written by Ian Doescher retelling of George Lucas's 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in blank verse and written in the 16th-century style of William Shakespeare, containing many references to his plays. It was first published in July 2013, and was followed by several subsequent books in the same style, covering the original, prequel, and sequel trilogies: The Empire Striketh Back, The Jedi Doth Return, The Phantom of Menace, The Clone Army Attacketh, The Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge, and The Force Doth Awaken. An eighth book in the series, Jedi the Last, has been announced, with a July 2018 release date.