Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Shakespeare (via Ian Doescher) Does Star Wars

In July of 1977, my wife and I took a break from moving into a new house in Houston and made our way to the local movie theater. It was the opening day for Star Wars, and we went to the early afternoon showing. Except for us, the theater was almost empty. We loved the movie. When we left the theater, we discovered where all the people were – the line was more than two blocks long.

It was our introduction to the Star Wars franchise, now more than 40 years old. We ended up skipping the three prequels, but we returned for the three with Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, including the most recent release, The Last Jedi.

We saw the George Lucas (and later Disney) productions. We didn’t know about the Shakespeare versions. I wonder how the Globe Theatre managed the battle fleets and the Death Star back in the early 1600s. And the light sabers.

You didn’t know about the Shakespeare versions?

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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