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Entertainment Sunday, May 5th 2013 at 4:00 pm

Quirk Books Staged a Preview of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars On The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Steps

Did everyone have a lovely Star Wars Day yesterday? Our friends at Quirk Books celebrated May the Fourth with a flash mob preview of their upcoming release William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, which as you can probably guess, is a version of Star Wars written in the style of William Shakespeare. The audio in the video isn’t great, but they’ve subtitled it to get the full emotion of Obi-Wan’s final battle with Darth Vader across.

Quirk sent us a review copy of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars so we’ll probably have more about it in the future, but at first glance it’s pretty great. Of all the things that could have been mashed up with Star Wars, Shakespeare’s work fits surprisingly well. The book is due out in July, but having seen this little bit of a staged version just makes us want to see the whole thing done on stage.

We’d even be willing to travel to Philadelphia to see it, and that’s saying something.

(via Quirk Books)

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