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Shakespeare Statistics?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0576  Tuesday, 29 March 2005

From:           Al Magary <
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Date:           Monday, 28 Mar 2005 13:16:29 -0800
Subject:        Shakespeare Statistics?

The long-running "Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" at
the Criterion at Piccadilly Circus is closing, but the Reduced
Shakespeare Company (the other RSC) still performs it on tour.  The
Korea Times, previewing the production, wrote, "Only three actors show
us all 37 of Shakespeare's plays which includes 1637 murders, 656
battles, 375 lewd acts and a couple of fairies..."
(http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/200503/kt2005032817574711700.htm)

Those statistics sound like Ridiculous Shakespeare Counts that the
company circulates (cf http://centerstage.net/theatre/shows/1042.html),
but has anyone done any semi-accurate totaling, for the literary record?

Cheers,
Al Magary

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