By Ian Doescher

In time see you later in the past starts off our play,
In clash-strewn galaxy a ways, a ways away.

To Shmi or to not Shmi? Torn among responsibility to the Jedi, charm to Padmé, and quandary for his cherished mom, yeoman Jedi Anakin Skywalker struggles to be grasp of his destiny. the trail he chooses will ascertain not only his personal future, yet that of the full Republic. And thereby hangs a tale.

Alack the day! A noble woman at risk. A knight and squire in conflict. And a forbidden love that’s written within the stars. once more, the quill of William Shakespeare meets the galaxy of George Lucas in an insightful reimagining that units the Star Wars saga at the Elizabethan degree. The characters are widespread, however the masterful meter, insightful soliloquies, and interval illustrations will persuade you that the Bard himself penned this epic experience.

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OBI-WAN My transmitter doth function aright, but we obtain no sign in go back. Belike yon Coruscant is simply too some distance long gone. R4, canst thou the ability but elevate? R4-P17 Zing, whoop. OBI-WAN —Some different plan we will devise. Mayhap we could succeed in Anakin, who's a lot nearer, nonetheless living on Naboo. [Into transmitter:] I prithee, Anakin, canst thou listen me? ’Tis Obi-Wan Kenobi. Pray, reply. [To R4-P17:] he's not on Naboo, R4. the place, then? If, peradventure, I bring up the variety He may possibly but be discover’d. I do desire That naught of ailing hath happen’d to the boy. A-ha! There ’tis, his monitoring sign, yea— yet what's this? It comes from Tatooine! What infantile folly doth he search therein? Mine order used to be on Naboo to stay. R4-P17 Whoop, zing, bleep, whoop. OBI-WAN —We have yet little time. I prithee, Anakin, dost thou listen me? input R2-D2 on balcony, receiving message. My long-range transmitter hath been destroy’d. convey this dispatch to Coruscant. [Exeunt Obi-Wan and R4-P17. R2-D2 I shall! For I on my own in the send Am right here, my master’s message to obtain. [Exit R2-D2. input ANAKIN SKYWALKER maintaining SHMI SKYWALKER’s physique. input PADMÉ, CLIEGG LARS, OWEN LARS, and BERU WHITESUN severally. ANAKIN My mom, useless and wrapp’d inside this shroud, I deliver to this, her ultimate resting position. strong souls, I pray, can we all holy rites: permit there be sung a funereal dirge. The useless with charity enclos’d in sand: after which unto the send, after which Naboo, the place ne’er from Tatooine arriv’d extra grief. [Owen sings a funeral dirge. OWEN [sings:] She is lifeless and long past, girl, She is lifeless and long gone. At her head a sandy turf, And her heels a stone. She is much past, woman, She is way past. woman whom we knew in lifestyles, girl greater than fond. She is pass’d and performed, woman, She is pass’d and performed. Mourn’d via those that weep for her, Mourn’d via her personal son. CLIEGG Where’er thou goest, from this mortal coil, where is healthier, for thou there dost reside. Of loving companions thou wert ever first: the simplest a guy may well locate i’the galaxy. Farwell my love, my desire, my pleasure, my all— My gratitude whole take thou with thee. ANAKIN I had now not energy to avoid wasting thee, mom pricey, My could was once now not sufficient—still, I vow That nevermore I’ll fail whilst fac’d with dying. Already I do omit thee, prior all experience. CLIEGG Now we’ll away, to spend ourselves in grief. [Exeunt Cliegg Lars, Owen Lars, and Beru Whitesun. ANAKIN What affliction lies inside of my weary soul! the mummy whom I lov’d—do love, would like— Hath been remov’d. How shall I e’er be entire? O, tremendous destiny that knits our lives above, And doth no longer condescend to seem lower than and notice what knots its tangled string doth weave. may that i'll its crushing grip forego And be its grasp, to be able to achieve reprieve From the entire mocking twists that destiny doth provide. someday I shall upward push a ways past this destiny, upward thrust thither the place all do without end reside. until eventually that day, I curse this darkish property. PADMÉ I bid thee, wilt thou come inside of and consume? ANAKIN I shall within to mend the speeder, aye, For as I rode the shifter did o’erheat.

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