http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/characters/chardisplay.php?sortby=lines&searchterm= Open Source Shakespeare is a great resource for doing things like this (not my idea, I just found it). Here they’ve sorted on character based on number of lines. Obviously it’s a little crude as Shakespeare himself shows up in the #1 spot with no plays listed, but right behind him are Falstaff and Henry V (both having appeared in numerous plays with major roles, it only makes sense), and then Hamlet (who, for only have a single play, has the most lines). Other interesting bits… * Othello and Iago have almost an identical number of lines. * Anthony has more lines than Cleopatra – but he was in Julius Caesar, too. * Behind Cleopatra, Rosalind from As You Like It has the most lines for a female. * Romeo has substantially more lines than Juliet, though they both have quite a few. Lady Macbeth, on the other hand, has barely 1/3rd the number of her husband’s lines. Tybalt barely registers with just 17 lines!