William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set: Includes Verily, A New Hope; The Empire Striketh Back; The Jedi Doth Return; and an 8-by-34-inch full-color poster
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May the verse be with you! Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this retelling of George Lucas’s Star Wars® Trilogy in the style of the immortal William Shakespeare. This Royal Imperial Boxed Set includes all three volumes in the original trilogy: Verily, A New Hope; The Empire Striketh Back; and The Jedi Doth Return. Also included is an 8-by-34-inch full-color poster illustrating the complete cast and company of this glorious production.
of death hath stopp’d! So greatly fear I what shall happen next That I am shaken to my core within. They say that fear is better fac’d when two Together stand. Thus, swift shall I awake My dear R2. Wake up, wake up! R2-D2 —Beep, squeak! C-3PO We’re doomed! Dost thou think they shall melt us down? JAWA 1 Me punna tynda ding. Utinni! Beh! C-3PO Shoot not! O shall this torment never end? First captur’d by these Jawas small and vile, And now we face a fate that is unknown. Now
Now cross the court, with footsteps nimbly plac’d. Ne’er did a matter of such weight depend Upon a gentle footfall in the night. Put out the light, and then relume his light— Aye, now I spy my goal: the frozen Han. Thy work is finish’d, feet. Now ’tis the hands That shall a more profound task undertake. Quick to the panel, press the needed code. O swiftly fly, good hands, and free this man From his most cold and undeservèd cell. O true decryptionist, thy codes are quick! The scheme
course. LUKE He turns in my direction, counting on His next delicious morsel to be ta’en E’en from my body. Aye, he cometh quick! This stick shall my protection be—we’ll see If he hath appetite for wooded grains. LANDO [ aside:] Luke now is in its grasp, but cunningly Hath bought a little time, and put a log Inside the creature’s mouth. Fight on, good Luke! LEIA Well done, dear friend. Anon, make haste and flee! RANCOR [ sings:] The one doth quickly run, I’ll catch him—down
C-3PO, and R2-D2 in the cockpit with Han Solo. CHEWBAC. —Auugh. HAN —Nay, I think The Empire had not Wookiees on their minds When they design’d her, Chewie. Are we set? Enter PRINCESS Leia. I see the good Millenn’um Falcon yon, And wonder how the die for her is cast. LEIA Art thou awake, or dost thou slumber on? HAN A feeling tells me this look is my last. CHEWBAC. Auugh. LEIA —General, let us depart. HAN —Aye, true— Now let’s see what this heap of junk can do!
space with haste. LANDO This passage is a narrow path indeed. If we can but maneuver cunningly, We shall escape the Death Star with our lives And, what is more, our hop’d-for victory. I prithee, pilots all, attend my words: Lock all thy weapons to the largest source Of power, which should be the generator. [An Imperial pilot strikes Rebel Pilot #1. PILOT 1 Alas, friends, I am hit, and go to die! [Rebel Pilot 1 dies. LANDO I would not even one more pilot lose Who under my