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The top 20 characters in Shakespeare's works by percentage of lines in comparison to total number of lines for each play.


Role Play Role Percent
Hamlet Hamlet 37%
Timon Timon of Athens 34%
King Henry V Henry V 32%
Richard Richard III 31%
Iago Othello 31%
Vicentio Measure for Measure 30%
Prospero Tempest 30%
Macbeth Macbeth 29%
Edward III Edward III 29%
Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus 28%
Marcus Brutus Julius Caesar 28%
Richard II Richard II 27%
Rosalind As You Like It 25%
Pericles Pericles 25%
Mark Antony Antony and Cleopatra 24%
Coriolanus Coriolanus 23%
Berowne Love's Labour's Lost 22%
Petruchio Taming of the Shrew 22%
Portia Merchant of Venice 22%
King Lear King Lear 22%



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