Title: The Clone Army Attacketh
Author: Ian Doescher
Page Count/Review Word Count: 178
This is another instalment in Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series in which he creates Shakespearean play versions of Star Wars. This one’s based on Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and because that’s not a film that I’m particularly au fait with, it was nice to rediscover it in Shakespearean form. After reading the book, I also watched the movie but in French, and so that was also an interesting challenge.
There’s a lot to like about this, from the way that Jar Jar Binks starts speaking like a normal person when no other characters are on stage to the way that Yoda speaks in haiku while at one point paraphrasing Sherlock Holmes.
The result of all of this is a fun little read that’s a lot of fun for Star Wars fans and Shakespeare fans, and if you’re a bit of both then you’ll like it most of all. Fun!