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‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars’ Author Pens A ‘Rogue One’ Sonnet
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This past weekend saw the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the standalone story about the group of rebels who stole the plans to the Death Star, which directly leads to the events of the original film, 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope.

For this occasion, Ian Doescher, author of Quirk Books’ line of Shakespearianized Star Wars novels, has written a Shakespearean sonnet titled “Rogue In Vogue” inspired by the new film.

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Book Review: License To Quill By Jacopo della Quercia
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License to Quill
Paperback | Kindle Edition
by Jacopo della Quercia
St. Martin’s Griffin | Macmillan
Release date: December 15th, 2015

History says that Christopher Marlowe, a playwright who influenced William Shakespeare, was stabbed to death while embroiled in legal trouble, over words that may or may not have been his. But what if that was an act? What if this was the 16th Century version of the witness protection program? William Shakespeare takes over for that influential bard, and finds himself mixed up in The Gunpowder Plot (a group tried to assassinate King James, the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland). Guy Fawkes commissions him to write a play about “the abuse of power” set in Scotland, to rile things up a bit.

License to Quill by Jacopo della Quercia takes you through an exciting historical mystery – one in which you expect Shakespeare to utter, “Shaken… not stirred.”

More below.

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‘Macbeth’ Trailer: Michael Fassbender Shall Be King
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The Weinstein Company has released the newest trailer for Justin Kurzel‘s big-screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s dark play Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender as the title character who rises to power to seize the throne with the help of his wife, Lady Macbeth (Marion Cotillard)

Macbeth is already complete with The Weinstein Company acquiring the distribution rights and it already premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it was met with rave reviews. It’s now ready for its limited theatrical release this December, and judging by the looks of the trailer, we should be in for a major awards campaign.

Check out the latest trailer for Macbeth below.

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Book Review: William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part The Second
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William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part The Second
Hardcover | Kindle Edition
Written by Ian Doescher
Illustrations by Nicolas Delort
Inspired by George Lucas, William Shakespeare
Quirk Books
Release Date: July 7th, 2015
Cover Price: $14.95

Ian Doescher has done it again! The author who marries George Lucas and William Shakespeare to make a baby of awesome, has released William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part The Second. Illustrated once again by Nicholas Delort, this rendition of Star Wars Episode II transforms this better-than-Episode-I-story into a literary masterpiece.

Check out the excerpt and blurb below.

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Teaser Trailer For ‘Macbeth’ Starring Michael Fassbender
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William Shakespeare is, perhaps, the king of written tragedies. Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s darkest and saddest tales, is also arguably one of the greatest tragedies ever told. And the new film version of Shakespeare’s work starring Michael Fassbender in the titular role, looks to be the darkest adaptation ever performed judging by this newly released teaser trailer.

You can read the description and check out the grim trailer below.

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