Shakespeare Playing Cards



ISBN: 9781786275936 Category:

Leander Deeny


A beautiful set of playing cards featuring illustrations of Shakespeare’s most famous characters.

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.

Additional information

Weight 182 g
Dimensions 11.9 x 9.4 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 16 July 2020
Number of pages
Format Cards
Contributors Illustrated by Adam Simpson
Dimensions 11.9 x 9.4 cm
Weight 182 g
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.