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Celebrating the release of this summer's William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return by Ian Doescher, learn the thematic and visual connections between Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and a galaxy far, far away.
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Home to Yoda during his final years, Dagobah was a swamp-covered planet -- a forgotten world where the wizened Jedi Master could escape the notice of Imperial forces. Characterized by its bog-like conditions and fetid wetlands, the murky and humid quagmire was undeveloped, with no signs of technology. Though it lacked civilization, the planet was teeming with life -- from its dense, jungle undergrowth to its diverse animal population. Home to a number of fairly common reptilian and amphibious creatures, Dagobah also boasted an indigenous population of much more massive -- and mysterious -- lifeforms.
Yoda is deeply unsettled when he hears something from beyond the grave: the voice of Qui-Gon Jinn. Knowing that it is impossible for a Jedi to retain his identity after death, the Jedi Council begins to worry that Yoda may be corrupted by the influence of the dark side. Determined to find answers, Yoda escapes the Jedi Temple to follow the disembodied voice.
Luke Skywalker and his faithful astromech droid, R2-D2, arrive on the planet Dagobah in search of the Jedi Master, Yoda. Attempting to get himself out of their ship, R2-D2 plummets into the swamp below.
Star Wars Rebels //
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