This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, containing reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and cult books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But when I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study, Shakespeare basically took over, which is a good thing.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Shakespeare References in The Art Of Star Wars Galaxy
Shakespeare is mentioned everywhere, it seems, even in a
galaxy far, far away. Well, in a book about a galaxy far, far away anyway. The Art Of Star Wars Galaxy, edited by
Gary Gerani (and with a foreword by George Lucas), contains a couple of
Shakespeare references. The book takes a look at the art, artists and subjects
of the series of Topps trading cards titled Star Wars Galaxy. On a page about
Grand Moff Tarkin, regarding actor Peter Cushing, it reads, “Cushing also had
roles in several film classics, including Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet and John Huston’s Moulin Rouge” (p. 50). And then on a
page about Darth Vader, regarding the two men who played the part, it reads, “It
took two actors to portray the Dark Lord of the Sith: David Prowse, the
undefeated weightlifting champion who was physically inside the awesome
costume; and James Earl Jones, the celebrated Shakespearean actor who lent his
imposing voice to the character” (p. 90).
The Art Of Star
Wars Galaxy was published in November of 1993.