Literary Criticism/Shakespeare Statistics

Shakespeare Statistics
Longest Play Hamlet: 4024 lines
Shortest Play Comedy of Errors: 1786 lines
Longest Leading Role Hamlet: 1495 lines
Shortest Leading Role Bottom, A Midsummer NIght's Dream: 261 lines
Longest Female Role Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra, 686 lines
Bloodiest Play Titus Andronicus: 14 characters die; one every 180 lines
Plays in which men are disguised as women or women as men 6: A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Cymbeline, Merchant of Venice, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Twelfth Night
Character who appears in most plays Several characters appear in four plays: Mistress Quickly, Bardolph, Pistol, and Nym all appear in both parts of Henry IV, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor; and Henry V's brothers the Dukes of Bedford and Gloucester appear in both parts (Bedford) or only one part (Gloucester) of Henry IV, Henry V, and either the first two parts (Gloucester) or just the first part (Bedford) of Henry VI; Falstaff appears in only three plays, both parts of Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor; he's mentioned but does not appear in the script or stage directions of Henry V; and he's similar to but a different character from the Sir John Fastolf who appears in Henry VI part 1