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A Bit of Zen

My usual line about Star Wars, used to explain the inevitable deflation one experiences when seeing one of the prequels, is “Hey, it’s not Shakespeare.” I borrowed this statement from someone, but I thought it accurately described the situation.

However, a recent issue of Time magazine, covering Star Wars, contains an article by Richard Corliss that says:

“Anakin even has a bit of Shakespearean resonance; the conflicted Hamlet finding the gasping pride of Macbeth, the noble assassin Brutus festering into the yellow-eyed Titus Andronicus.”

Yikes! Apparently Star Wars is like Shakespeare. Not!

“O fanboy, fanboy! Wherefore art thou, fanboy?” Apparently writing for Time magazine!

About John DeNardo (13013 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

1 Comment on A Bit of Zen

  1. “Hey, it’s not Shakespeare.”

    And apparently, neither is Time. What, Entertainment Weekly not enough for you?

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