Hamlet: Long-winded

Hamlet is the longest play of Canon (if we’re going by the Pelican series), weighing in at a whopping 3728 lines.

And it’s not just the play that’s long. The character himself alone has 1569 lines.

That’s more than any character in any play… it’s as if one character performs almost all of The Comedy of Errors, all by himself. (Comedy has the fewest lines of any play, a paltry 1766 lines in comparison).

Of course, Hal/Henry has more lines if you combines his lines in Henry IV, Parts One and Two, and Henry V, but that three plays…