William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future! by Ian Doescher

William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future!

In the iconic film by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, teenaged Marty McFly travels back in time from the 1980s to the 1950s, changing the path of his parents’ destiny . . . as well as his own. Now fans of the movie can journey back even further—to the 16th century, when the Bard of Avon unveils his latest masterpiece: William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future! Every scene and line of dialogue from the hit movie is re-created with auth...

Details William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future!

TitleWilliam Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future!
Release DateApr 23rd, 2019
PublisherQuirk Books
GenreHumor, Fiction, Science Fiction, Time Travel

Reviews William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future!

  • Kales
    I am now obsessed! I always knew the Star Wars ones of these existed but I, admittedly, never read them. And now, I don't think I ever will. Because I will LISTEN to them. These are performed with a full cast and it's brilliant. It's so funny and delightful and is something I never knew I needed until I experienced it.As a Shakespeare nerd, I loved the references and the cadences. It was a great parody and I know my parody. I wrote my high school...
  • Jason
    3.5 stars rounded up to four. It would be a solid four+ as a standalone work, but I'm also pitting it against the other eight Shakespearean books I've read by the same author, and I enjoyed some of those more. If this were my first experience with this kind of thing, the novelty factor might even carry it to five stars, but alas, I have a basis for comparison, so 3.5 it is.(Actual review is marked below after a couple paragraphs of... whatever th...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Yet another fun and quick read! I'm officially hooked on these types of books.Huge thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy of the book! 💜
  • Philip Weiss
    An excellent adaptation of the classic movie that captures both the spirit of Shakespeare and the original fun of the movie.The author creates compelling characters with expert use of Shakespearean dialog. All the characters are brought to life with the humor and wittiness of the movie. Overall, an excellent book.
  • Katelyn Marie
    Even in Shakespearean prose it was still amazing. I would say even more than the orginal, can't wait for book two!!
  • Karen Mace
    This is my first of these 'mash up' books and with Back to the Future being one of my favourite films I just couldn't resist picking this up and I loved every single minute of it! It's known as 'Pop Shakespeare' and I was a little bit sceptical at first as to how the mixing of Shakespeare with a classic movie would work, but it's all done so brilliantly that you're transported back to the film - just in Shakespearean verse! If you're a big fan of...
  • Theediscerning
    A long time ago, in a publishing house far away, someone thought it wonderfully wacky to rewrite the story of Star Wars in Shakespearean pentameter, colliding two entirely different genres and styles in such a clever way they seemed perfectly suited. It was then duly repeated for all the other films in the main Star Wars cycle, and clearly someone's buffing their quills ready for Episode Nine, the title of which became public knowledge the day be...
  • Rob
    This book is another fantastic play by Doescher. What I really enjoy about here Shakespearean parodies is spotting the subtleties of the work being parodied as well as the Shakespearean references used to portray certain scenes. For example, in the Back to the Future film, Huey Lewis plays one of the judges for Marty McFly’s band. In the movie he has only a couple of lines such as “You’re just too darn loud.” Yet in the play he has a spee...
  • JM
    Although I did not find it as good as his Star Wars stuff, it was still pretty great and lots of fun.I loved how the head of the dance committee's speech is full of Huey Lewis and the News references (Huey himself played him in the movie), and the many other easter eggs one comes to expect in Doescher's work, like Marty waxing poetic about his feelings about Jennifer by quoting "The Power of Love" or his remark to Doc Brown about his hazmat suit ...
  • Tom Denker
    Such unexpected joy, such wondrous gleeInspires a sonnet, form'd in melody:[sings:]"The pow'r of love, O 'tis a curious thing:It changeth hawks into a gentle dove,It maketh one man weep, another sing,More than a feeling: 'tis the pow'r of love.'Tis tougher e'en than diamonds, rich like cream,It makes a bad one good, a wrong one right,'Tis stronger, harder than a wench's dream,The pow'r of love shall keep the home at night.When first thou feelest ...
  • Erikka
    I was a little concerned that Doescher's style wouldn't hold up outside the Star Wars Pantheon, but I'm glad I was wrong. This retelling of Back to the Future in Shakespearean prose is just as brilliant as his previous work. There's a lovely Rosencrantz and Guildenstern portion with two cops, a few little tricks like he usually puts in, and a great little cameo from Marty that will make you laugh. My advanced copy was unfortunately glitched so th...
  • Harry Jahnke
    I desperately want to see this performed live and the audiobook was the next best thing. The voice acting and delivery of the lines was just...perfect. It's very funny to see the material being treated with such reverence and seriousness and that only lends itself to the play as a whole. A must-listen.
  • Kelly Young
    What fun this book is! I smiled the entire time I was reading it! As a Shakespeare lover, and a fan of Back to the Future, it was perfectly suited to me. In my head, I could hear Michael J Fox's and Christopher Lloyd's voices saying some of the more iconic lines from the movie, in Shakespeare's style. I swear, Ian Doeshcer is a genius.
  • Vinnie Civitillo
    "Doc, we've no room upon thisshorten'd street.Go farther back, I pray, an thouwouldst haveEnow of road to realize eighty-eight.""Whither we go, we have noneed of roads."Where was this when I was learning Shakespeare?
  • Lori
    Interesting take on Back to the Future. Setting it to read as if Shakespeare had wrote it is fun to read. I did not find it as charming as others he had wrote. But it is still a fun bit of reading.Received as an arc from Netgalley
  • Jennifer Baratta
    Review on www.Audible.com please listen to this book.
  • Alex
    The was enjoyable on so many levels
  • Garrett Glow
    Very entertaining read, actually had to finish it in one sitting. Mr. Doescher does both Back to the Future and Shakespeare proud with his imaginative retelling of a classic film.
  • Alissa
    A truly fun read. I enjoyed this one even better than Star Wars. Because as much as I like Star Wars (the original trilogy only, please. everything else is just Fan Fiction), Back to the Future is one of my go-to 80s Comfort Movies. That and The Goonies. It was fun hunting for and finding Easter Eggs as I read, and I really appreciated how the author stayed true to character personalities and certain important plot points while maintaining the Sh...
  • Debi Phillips
    A fantastically clever take on a much loved movie, this is sure to be a hit with well read fans! Some of the speeches feel overly complicated, but the style works consistently throughout and the illustrations are utterly wonderful.