In 'William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace,' Jar Jar Binks Plays the Fool

April 10, 2015 8:48 PM

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CORNISH: Jar Jar Binks - he's the long-eared, bumbling, comic relief character from "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace." He may be the most reviled character in George Lucas's "Star Wars" universe.

But in the hands of Ian Doescher, Jar Jar's character becomes less - shall we say - jarring. Doescher is the author of a series of books that translates "Star Wars" into Shakespearean verse.

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