Stick Figure Iconography: Cleopatra

For this "Shakespearean Stick Figure Iconography" series, I deliberately picked characters who were very visually distinctive, and few characters are more visually distinctive than the Queen of the Nile.


I'm a big fan of Cleopatra's little snake crown. It's iconic and shows up quite often in productions. I can almost imagine the costume designers sketching the crown out and thinking... "yeah, we're adding the little snake, just try and stop us."