Continuing the Shakespearean theme, but on an even more lighthearted note:
Ian Doescher’s new book, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, translates the entirety of A New Hope into Shakespearean form.
It’s actually supremely cool, so you should check it out. There are some great woodcut illustrations too:
ACT V, Scene 5, lines 279-329. Space.
BIGGS Make haste, O Luke. Methinks they do approach
E’en faster than before. I shall not hold
Them back for long!
LUKE —Now, R2, straight increase The pow’r.
R2-D2 —Beep, whee.
BIGGS —Make haste, Luke. O, alas!
[Darth Vader shoots. Explosion. Biggs dies.
LUKE That ever I should see this day, O woe!
My childhood friend from Tatooine now slain
Protecting me from harm. Thou ow’dst a life—
Dear Biggs, sweet Biggs—and thou hast paid. And now
’Tis down to me: the boy turn’d warrior.
Be still, my errant heart, and seek the Force.
VADER The leader now is mine.
R2-D2 —Meep, beep.
C-3PO —Take care
Sweet R2-D2! Come thou back, I pray!