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Who appears where matrices and reader's versions for Shakespeare plays

These line counts are derived from a text which treats a speech in prose as just one line irrespective of its length. This means that all counts here tend to be lower than those derived from a source such as the Moby Shakespeare which sets prose speeches in lines of roughly the same length as verse speeches. In some cases the counts here are unrealistically low.

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Play characters total
lines
canonical?
All’s Well That Ends Well 24 2173 yes
Antony and Cleopatra 66 3429 yes
As You Like It 27 1794 yes
The Comedy of Errors 20 1666 yes
Coriolanus 61 3392 yes
Cymbeline 42 3408 yes
Double Falsehood 22 1771 no
Edward III 52 2483 no
Hamlet 33 3445 yes
Henry IV, Part 1 36 2213 yes
Henry IV, Part 2 55 2252 yes
Henry V 49 2418 yes
Henry VI, Part 1 65 2695 yes
Henry VI, Part 2 83 2824 yes
Henry VI, Part 3 57 2916 yes
Henry VIII 76 3181 yes
Julius Caesar 51 2547 yes
King John 28 2647 yes
King Lear 29 3014 yes
Love’s Labour’s Lost 23 2292 yes
Macbeth 43 2398 yes
Measure for Measure 25 2234 yes
The Merchant of Venice 23 2285 yes
The Merry Wives of Windsor 25 1337 yes
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 24 1940 yes
Much Ado About Nothing 23 1530 yes
Othello 24 3139 yes
Pericles, Prince of Tyre 52 2450 yes
Richard II 39 2803 yes
Richard III 63 3652 yes
Romeo and Juliet 37 2886 yes
The Taming of the Shrew 36 2375 yes
The Tempest 19 2064 yes
Sir Thomas More 63 2175 no
Timon of Athens 60 2490 yes
Titus Andronicus 32 2522 yes
Troilus and Cressida 36 2973 yes
Twelfth Night 18 1703 yes
The Two Gentlemen of Verona 18 2005 yes
The Two Noble Kinsmen 46 3162 no
The Winter’s Tale 36 2786 yes

Based on this Complete Shakespeare character list

Who appears where matrices and reader's versions for Shakespeare plays

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