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"The Game Is Afoot!"
Shakespeare Playing Cards are printed in splendid full color designs in the style of the English High Renaissance. Each card presents a quote from the Bard, totaling 54 quotes for each deck. Aces, face cards and jokers feature historical pastiches using images from old masters like Michelangelo and Rembrandt.
Shakespeare Playing Cards Volume 1 "Quotes" has a different quote from Shakespeare on each card, and every play by Shakespeare is quoted. Quotes on all of the number cards refer to that number in the quote. In addition, each suit of the deck represents a different dramatic temperament. All of the heart card quotes represent themes of love and passion...diamonds speak of wealth or material gain...spades are about skulduggery and intrigue...and the clubs are for violence and conspiracy. Kings are literary kings, queens are queens, and aces show figures who seem to know or control the play's action.
Shakespeare Playing Cards Volume 2 "Insults" offer a hilarious or cutting insult from the Bard on each card. A literary offense is the best defense!
This is a standard bridge deck of 2-1/4" x 3-7/16" plasticized playing cards with 54 cards per deck (four suits of 13 cards and two jokers). The deck comes in a tuck box wrapped in cellophane. If yours is a gift, we recommend ticking the box above to add a velveteen drawstring pouch (colors vary).
Be sure to choose which volume you want. If you don't specify, we will choose one for you.
To buy both decks, add the product to your shopping cart twice, choosing a different deck each time.