HAMLET BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - A LINE COUNT GRAPH OF THE WHOLE PLAY AND CHARACTERS


An easy to use graph of the complete line count in Hamlet. Use our Fact Sheet for the dramatis personae and line numbers for each act and scene in Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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HAMLET LINE COUNT GRAPH

The number of lines in Hamlet in total, by act, by scene and by character

We have based our line count on the Penguin Edition edited by T.J.B. Spencer

   Total  Hamlet Claudius Gertrude Polonius Ophelia Laertes Horatio  
 Act 1 Scene 1  176      0      0      0      0   0  0  101  
 Act 1 Scene 2  258  102    93    10      4   0   7    54  
 Act 1 Scene 3  136      0      0      0    68 20  50      0  
 Act 1 Scene 4    91    67      0      0      0   0   0    26  
 Act 1 Scene 5  190    97      0      0      0   0   0    15  

 Total Act One

 

 851  266    93    10    72  20   57  196  
 Act 2 Scene 1  120      0      0      0    87  28   0   0  
 Act 2 Scene 2  603  267    38    20  139   0   0   0  

 Total Act Two

 

 723  267    38    20  226  28   0   0  
 Act 3 Scene 1  189   76  39   8 23 33 0  0  
 Act 3 Scene 2  406  238  5  3 10  16 0   9  
 Act 3 Scene 3    98    24  50  0  0  0  0  
 Act 3 Scene 4  218  218  0  46  0  0  0  

 Total Act Three

 

 911  513  89  57 49   49  0  9  
 Act 4 Scene 1    45      0  34 12   0  0  0  
 Act 4 Scene 2    30    18  0  0  0  
 Act 4 Scene 3    70    23 44   0  0  0  
 Act 4 Scene 4    66    47  0  0  0  
 Act 4 Scene 5  219      0 67  16   73  48  2  
 Act 4 Scene 6    33      0  0  0  25  
 Act 4 Scene 7  194      0 138 21   0  47  0  

 Total Act Four

 

 657    88 283  49   73  95  27  
 Act 5 Scene 1  295  124  12  0  18  10  
 Act 5 Scene 2  397  218 26   0  35  50  

 Total Act Five

 

 692  342 35  19   0  53  60  
 Total in Hamlet

 3834

total

 1476

Hamlet

538 

Claudius

155

Gertrude

347

Polonius

170

Ophelia

205

Laertes

292

Horatio