Word Counts of Shakespeare's Plays

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If you've not read all the plays, tick the boxes next to the plays you've read:

All's Well That Ends Well
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Edward III
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Henry IV, part I
Henry IV, part II
Henry V
Henry VI, part I
Henry VI, part II
Henry VI, part III
Henry VIII
Julius Caesar
King John
King Lear
Love's Labour's Lost
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night or What You Will
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Noble Kinsmen
The Winter's Tale

Word counts were calculcated using wc (GNU coreutils) 6.10.

For each play, I stripped out everything apart from the title, 'dramatis personae' sections, character names, stage directions and lines. I did not count the words 'The End' or the phrase 'By William Shakespeare'. The texts used are available at www.gutenberg.org.

All text was taken from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare apart from Pericles, The Two Noble Kinsmen and Edward III.

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