Shakespeare Turns 450: Read His Adaptation of Star Wars


William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher
Source: McLean & Eakin
Available: Amazon

Though he never looks a day over 250, Shakespeare turned 450 today. No one really knows his birthday, but April 23 is the day usually honored. Mindy and I remember the Bard by naming the alley cats after characters in Hamlet. Originally, this included Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who we’d find sleeping on our porch or on the patio furniture. Guildenstern, an old gray cat disappeared one day and a younger, gray cat (Horatio) took his place.

Others may choose to remember him differently, however. The Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, for example, is doing a world tour of Hamlet. Maybe you don’t have the means to do a world tour, so might I recommend checking out our review of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope?

Go on, you know you want to.

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