Shakespeare Longest Role Statistics
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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.
Longest Shakespeare Roles Statistics
Role Number of Lines Play
Hamlet 1,422 Hamlet
Falstaff 1,178 Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2
Richard III 1,124 Richard III
Iago 1,097 Othello
Henry V 1,025 Henry V
Othello 860 Othello
Vincentio 820 Measure for Measure
Coriolanus 809 Coriolanus
Timon 795 Timon of Athens
Antony 766 Antony and Cleopatra
Richard II 753 Richard II
Brutus 701 Julius Caesar
Lear 697 King Lear
Titus 687 Titus Andronicus
Macbeth 681 Macbeth
Rosalind 668 As You Like It
Leontes 648 The Winter’s Tale
Cleopatra 622 Antony and Cleopatra
Prospero 603 The Tempest
Pericles 592 Pericles
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