Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Preview Excerpt From 'William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken' Released

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By: Dominic Jones

The seventh installment in author Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars series hits shelves on Ocotber 3rd and Entertainment Weekly has a preview excerpt from it.  The book, titled The Force Doth Awaken, retells the story of JJ Abrams' 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the style of the legendary playwright William Shakespeare.  The preview features an extended monologue by Rey, read part of it below,


REY:
I can do this, and shall — I will not fail.
Controls engag’d, we fly into the air
O’er sandy dunes we soar above
Jakku. Until this moment life hath
simple been: Led only by mine
instinct to survive, Depending on no
person but myself.


Fans attending New York Comic Con (October 5th-8th) can also attend a special panel featuring Star Wars audiobook narrators Marc Thompson, Jonathan Davis, Sean Kenin, and Jessica Almasy performing select scenes from The Force Doth Awaken.  The panel, titled "William Shakespeare's Star Wars: The Force Doth Awaken Live!" takes place on Saturday October 7th at 5:30pm ET in Room 1A05.  You can find out more about the panel here.

William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh by Ian Doescher hits shelves on October 3rd.

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