Author(s): Chris Riddell; Spymonkey (Created by)
Who had the greatest last words, and what were they? Who enjoyed the slowest, most tedious death? Who had it coming more than anyone else? From the celebrated comedy ensemble Spymonkey and acclaimed illustrator Chris Riddell, this hilariously morbid (and informative ) card game has players trying to outdo one another using everyone's favorite Shakespearean construct: the amazing deaths
"Okay, so it isn't a book, strictly speaking, but this amusingly irreverent Shakespeare card game is certainly the perfect gift for all we "bookish theorics" out there. Chris Riddell's illustrations are immediately recognisable, while the Shakespearean statistics are gleaned from Tim Crouch and Spymonkey's stage hit The Complete Deaths." Shakespeare Magazine
Chris Riddell is a British illustrator whose books have won many illustration awards including the UNESCO Prise and the Greenaway Medal. In 2015 he became the UK Waterstones Children's Laureate. His collaborations with Neil Gaiman (The Sleeper and the Spindle) and Paul Stewart (The Edge Chronicles/) have been international bestsellers, and Chris is the writer and illustrator of the highly acclaimed Ottoline and Goth Girl series. His political cartoons appear in the Observer, the Literary Review, and the New Statesman. Spymonkey is the UK's leading physical comedy theatre ensemble, founded by Toby Park, Petra Massey, and Aitor Basauri in 1998. Their hit shows include Stiff, Cooped, Love-In, Moby Dick, and Oedipussy. They also created and performed for two years the original comedy material for Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity in Las Vegas. The Complete Deaths, in which they perform every one of Shakespeare's onstage deaths, opened at Brighton Festival in May 2016, before an international tour. Tim Crouch is a British Obie award winning theatre maker. His plays include An Oak Tree, The Author, and Adler & Gibb. For the RSC he has directed King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, and I, Cinna/ (the poet). He was adaptor and director of Spymonkey's The Complete Deaths.