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William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return

William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher

One last time -- you know the plot.

It's much on the same principle as the first two, with no major innovations.  Ewok speech got a different rendering from Chewie and R2D2, but like them, they don't speak standard English.  But it continues with the same principles.  Darth Vader has several asides or soliloquies to explain his conflicted heart over his son, for instance.

The stage directions are such that I think this is aimed for an actual Elizabethean stage -- scenery?  what's that? -- with two simultaneously scenes played out on stage or balcony, or even different parts of the stage.

Still fun.  And R2D2 gets to give a speech at the end, from his position as the Shakespearean fool.
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