Shakespeare.Shop.Shakespeare Plays Length

 The Plays of William Shakespeare placed in line length from shortest to longest. 


  Use our Fact Sheet for the length of Shakespeare's plays in number of lines.

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   Shakespeare's Plays in line length order from shortest to longest

                                                                  The Comedy of Errors     1786 lines
 
                                                A Midsummer Night's Dream     2165 lines
 
                                             The Two Gentlemen of Verona     2233 lines
 
                                                                                       The Tempest     2275 lines
 
                                                                                                    Pericles     2464 lines
 
                                                                                                  Macbeth     2477 lines
 
                                                                                      Twelfth Night     2482 lines
 
                                                                               Timon of Athens     2512 lines
 
                                                                             Titus Andronicus     2558 lines
 
                                                          Much Ado About Nothing     2581 lines
 
                                                   The Merry Wives of Windsor     2612 lines
 
                                                                                       Julius Caesar     2636 lines
 
                                                            The Taming of the Shrew    2641 lines
 
                                                                                                King John    2648 lines
 
                                                              The Merchant of Venice     2662 lines
 
                                                                                      As You Like It     2670 lines 
 
                                                                                    Henry VI Part 1     2702 lines
 
                                                                       Love's Labour's Lost     2758 lines
 
                                                                                               Richard II     2803 lines
 
                                                                     Measure for Measure     2839 lines
 
                                                            All's Well That Ends Well     2927 lines
 
                                                                                  Henry VI Part 3     2932 lines
 
                                                                                   Henry IV Part 1     3041 lines
 
                                                                             Romeo and Juliet     3093 lines
 
                                                                                 Henry VI Part 1I     3125 lines
 
                                                             The Two Noble Kinsmen     3220 lines
 
                                                                                                    Henry V     3227 lines
 
                                                                                             Henry VIII     3239 lines
 
                                                                                   Henry IV Part 2     3255 lines
 
                                                                              The Winter's Tale     3362 lines
 
                                                                       Troilus and Cressida     3486 lines
 
                                                                                                 King Lear     3499 lines
 
                                                                                                      Othello     3560 lines
 
                                                                   Antony and Cleopatra     3573 lines
 
                                                                                             Richard III     3718 lines
 
                                                                                              Cymbeline     3753 lines
 
                                                                                              Coriolanus     3824 lines
 
                                                                                                      Hamlet     4024 lines