The Wormhole wrote:
Anyone have this yet and like to share their opinions?
While I won't have a copy to call my own until next week, a preview copy has been floating around the office for about a month and I've read some, but not all, of it.
I think it's okay. The play is a mash of authentic Shakespearean lines (with a Star Wars
gloss of names and places) and cod early-modern English -- or, rather, what the general public thinks
early-modern English was like. I think William Henry Ireland's two forged Shakespeare plays (Vortigern and Rowena
and Henry II
) felt more authentically Shakespeare than what I read of Verily, A New Hope
The presentation of the book, on the other hand, is fantastic
. The woodcut artwork to dramatize familiar scenes is very effective.
It's a neat novelty, and if this were performed at a Shakespeare Festival I'd be interested in seeing it.
And Star Trek
fans will forever wonder what the text was like in its original Klingon.