Shakespeare Playing Cards

Leander Deeny, Adam Simpson


Play your favourite card games with Romeo and Juliet as King and Queen of Hearts, Lady Macbeth as Ace Villain, and let Adam Simpson’s artwork bring Shakespeare’s plays to life. Arranged in four suits – with hearts = lovers, clubs = fools, diamonds = heroes and heroines, and spades = villains, plus two jokers, of course – this artist-illustrated deck of playing cards features 54 of Shakespeare’s most famous characters. It includes a booklet with text about each character and their place in literary history.

Creator Bio

Adam Simpson has exhibited around the world, been shortlisted for a British Design Award, and clients include BAFTA, Conran, and the London Olympics. Leander Deeny is an actor best known for his work in Captain America and the Royal Shakespeare Company. His first book, Hazel’s Phantasmagoria, is published by Quercus.

Price £12.99
Format Cards
Publication Date 1 June 2020
Pages 54
Height 115mm
Width 90mm
Illustrations Playing cards in box with booklet
Rights Europe (excluding Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Middle East, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
ISBN-13 9781786275936