Wednesday, 9 July 2014
William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
Concluding the trilogy retelling the original Star Wars films as if they were a series of plays by the great Shakespeare himself, The Jedi Doth Return proves to be a definite improvement over past books.
While Verily, A New Hope emulated many sequences of the plays, it was to the point of outright copying lines from Hamlet at times and often came across as tongue in cheek. Here however, the tale is consistently played far more straight-faced and is all the better for it, with an air of seriousness which makes the jokes all the funnier.