William Shakespeare’s Star Wars plays nicely with Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Will AZ ban this yarn of The Bard? Hmm.

What’s on your bedside reading table at the moment? Hmm? Two books, among others, are on mine.  Let’s laugh and cry a little between the realities they each present. Oh yes, they both deal with the very real quest for freedom of the mind–the body, and the heart and soul of humankind. Which books free your mind?
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher

Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ‘Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter—and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations–William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for.IAN DOESCHER has loved Shakespeare since eighth grade and was born 45 days after Star Wars Episode IV was released. He has a B.A. in Music from Yale University, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. Ian lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and two sons. This is his first book.

Hell, yes, it’s a lot of fun!

Star Wars is about oppressed people fighting ?????? Come on….

What’s Shakespeare got to do with banned books in Arizona?  Hmmm….oh yeah, the oppressed…rebels, intellectual freedom etc.

More Banned Book Fun!
Banned Books : Pedagogy of the Oppressed – Virtual Arizona
Arizona Banned BooksArizona Banned Books
Jorge reads a selection from Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

Join us!  Add your one to two minute reading from one of the confiscated titles (see list below) #arizonareadout

Banned Books List compiled by Debbie Reese :

More of these banned books videos here –>> http://www.youtube.com/user/ArizonaReadOut/videos
Discover what some folks in AZ fear so much that they’ve banned these books from classrooms.
pedagogy of the oppressed by Paulo Freire
Willam Shakespeare’s Star Wars
Quirk Books –>> http://quirkbooks.com/ShakespeareStarWars
Hey, I know a woman with the last name of Quirk….verily, I do!
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Bloomsbury Publishing –>>
New site developing regading Pedagogy of the Oppressed http://www.pedagogyoftheoppressed.com/


  1. slpmartin said,

    October 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Hmm…may have to add those to my reading list. Thanks!

  2. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    October 13, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    The last one looks good. Is the Star Wars book written in old English?

    • October 14, 2013 at 1:59 am

      Old English? No. It does smack of a Shakespearean sound though.
      The last is deeper by far, dear Johnny.

      • Johnny Ojanpera said,

        October 14, 2013 at 2:01 am

        Ok, I’ll consider it then. 😉

  3. willowdot21 said,

    October 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Do you like this one or is it too English? I love it !!

  4. October 13, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    “But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is no moon, and it has blown up the sun.”

    • October 14, 2013 at 2:00 am

      Damn, Dennis, you’re awfully literate for a Vizsla! Don’t even think of getting a treat from me for showing off. Well,not until you show off consistently,

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