Shakespeare Longest Role Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: People's Almanac, The Complete Shakespeare
Research Date: October 3rd, 2014

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain.

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Longest Shakespeare Roles Statistics
RoleNumber of Lines Play
Hamlet1,422Hamlet
Falstaff1,178Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2
Richard III1,124Richard III
Iago1,097Othello
Henry V1,025Henry V
Othello860Othello
Vincentio820Measure for Measure
Coriolanus809Coriolanus
Timon795Timon of Athens
Antony766Antony and Cleopatra
Richard II753Richard II
Brutus701Julius Caesar
Lear697King Lear
Titus687Titus Andronicus
Macbeth681Macbeth
Rosalind668As You Like It
Leontes648The Winter’s Tale
Cleopatra622Antony and Cleopatra
Prospero603The Tempest
Pericles592Pericles

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