William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

William Shakespeare's Star Wars, by Ian DoescherThe New York Times bestselling William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series was published in 2013-2014, including William Shakespeare’s Star WarsWilliam Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back and William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return.




In the spring and summer of 2012, Ian read Quirk Books’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, watched the Star Wars trilogy for the millionth time, and attended the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with his family.  At the Festival, Ian saw the funny, gay-marriage-themed, modern adaptation The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa by Alison Carey.  Within this span of a few months, Ian had mashups, Star Wars, and Shakespeare on his mind.  The morning after watching The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa, he had the idea to write William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.

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