Imagine 'Star Wars' Taking Place In Elizabethan England

In his new book William Shakespeare's Star Wars, author Ian Doescher imagines the space saga as told by The Bard. And he's aiming for a sequel: The Empire Striketh Back.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Imagine if "Star Wars" took place not in a galaxy far, far away, but in Elizabethan England. Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi's final exchange might sound like...

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

In time, thy powers have weak become, old man.

MONTAGNE: And yes, thou canst not win all warrant, Darth.

Out today, "William Shakespeare's Star Wars," as told by the Bard. And author Ian Doescher aims for a sequel: "The Empire Striketh Back."

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