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Character/Scene/Line Breakdown Charts
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0442  Friday, 25 July 2008

[1] From:   David Crystal <
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     Date:   Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 19:57:27 +0100
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0439 Character/Scene/Line Breakdown Charts

[2] From:   John Cox <
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     Date:   Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 19:22:10 -0400
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0439 Character/Scene/Line Breakdown Charts

[3] From:   Alan Horn <
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     Date:   Friday, 25 Jul 2008 03:55:28 -0400
     Subt:   Re: SHK 19.0439 Character/Scene/Line Breakdown Charts


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From:       David Crystal <
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Date:       Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 19:57:27 +0100
Subject: 19.0439 Character/Scene/Line Breakdown Charts
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0439 Character/Scene/Line Breakdown Charts

I don't know the book, but if you want an online version, go to the Special 
Features section of the Shakespeare's Words website (www.shakespeareswords.com), 
and you'll find some relevant tables there. Click on the menu heading The Book 
to find it. It's not exactly what you want, but it's a step in that direction, 
as tables give scene lengths and character totals. It would be easy for us to 
generate a character x scene table, if that were needed.

David Crystal

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From:       John Cox <
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Date:       Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 19:22:10 -0400
Subject: 19.0439 Character/Scene/Line Breakdown Charts
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0439 Character/Scene/Line Breakdown Charts

I think Tom Salyers is describing T. J. King's book, *Casting Shakespeare's 
Plays* (Cambridge UP, 1992).

Best,
John Cox
Hope College

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From:       Alan Horn <
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Date:       Friday, 25 Jul 2008 03:55:28 -0400
Subject: 19.0439 Character/Scene/Line Breakdown Charts
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0439 Character/Scene/Line Breakdown Charts

There is a table in the general introduction to The Complete Pelican Shakespeare 
(ed. Alfred Harbage, Viking) that lists, along with other statistics, the 
longest roles per play. The line count for those roles over 500 lines is given 
parenthetically.

Hope this is all you need. The table is called "Table II: Comparative Analysis" 
and it's on the second page of the article titled "Shakespeare's Technique," 
which is page 31 in my copy.

Alan Horn

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