Stick Figure Iconography: King James I & VI

Everyone thinks of Shakespeare as an Elizabethan playwright, but actually he was just as much a Jacobean playwright, doing much of his work under the reign (and patronage) of Elizabeth’s successor, the numerically confusing King James I & VI.

Maybe James didn’t portrait well, but he always looks amazingly blank in all his depictions. Or maybe I’m just projecting…

Stick Figure Iconography: Shakespeare

It’s Shakespeare’s birthday! To celebrate, here’s a look at Shakespeare’s iconography.