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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0631  Tuesday, 5 April 2005

From:           James Doyle <
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Date:           Saturday, 2 Apr 2005 11:41:36 +0100
Subject:        Shakespeare Statistics

I can only comment on the suggested number - 1367 - of murders.  As I
count 1433 characters in the entire canon*, I think that estimate might
be a little high.

James Doyle

*Including Edward III; including every mention of 'Servant',
'Messenger', etc., as a different role; and including named roles
without lines (76 of those!).

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