The stage is set and the curtain rises for Star Wars William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First Hardcover Book. The star-crossed galaxy far away, reveals the tragedy, hubris, and doomed romance that will lead to the fall of the Republic and the rise of an Empire. The saga starts with this reimagining of Episode I, a prequel tale in which a disguised queen, a young hero, and two fearless knights clash with a hidden, vengeful enemy. Masterful meter, Shakepearean soliloquies and intricate Elizabethan illustrations will leave more than a few readers convinced that the Star Wars saga sprang straight from the Bard's quill. The Star Wars William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First Hardcover Book from Quirk Books has 176 pages. Measures about 8 3/10-inches tall x 5 3/5-inches wide. Ages 14 and up.