William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future!

Ian Doescher


176 pages


5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches


Quirk Books

Publish date

April 23, 2019





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William Shakespeare's Get Thee Back to the Future! is a book authored by Ian Doescher and published by Quirk Books. It is a Shakespearean take on the film Back to the Future.

Official Description[]

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 authentic Shakespearean rhyme, meter, and stage directions. This reimagining also includes jokes and Easter eggs for movie fans, from Huey Lewis call-outs to the inner thoughts of Einstein (the dog). By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll be convinced that Shakespeare had a time-traveling DeLorean of his own, speeding to our era so he could pen this time-tossed tale.


To Josh, Chris, Nathan, Travis, Ben, and Pete - and all the other friends from Alameda - whom I first met in 1985 and still am proud to call my friends today.


In The Afterword three acrostics (first letter of the lines makes a whole word or sentence) are mentioned to be hidden in the book:

  • The First one is hidden in Prologue.
  • The Second one is hidden in Act III, Scene 4 (starting with line 33).
  • The Last one is hidden in Act IV, Scene 4 (starting with line 45).

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