THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - COMPLETE LINE COUNT FOR THE PLAY AND EVERY SPEAKING CHARACTER 

The full list of characters and line count in The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. Use our Fact Sheet for the dramatis personae and their line numbers in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.

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The Taming of the Shrew characters 

36 Character Entries

2656 lines 

We have based our line counts on The Complete Works of William Shakespeare edited by W.J. Craig 

Character

Description

Lines in Play

a LORD

in the Induction

138  lines

CHRISTOPHER SLY

a Tinker

  63  lines

HOSTESS

BARTHOLOMEW

TRAVELLING PLAYERS

HUNTSMEN

SERVANTS

in the Alehouse 

a Page

who perform a play for Sly                                          

accompanying the Lord

    4  lines

   16  lines

     5  lines

                                     9; 3  lines

17; 13; 13; 5  lines

BAPTISTA MINOLA

a rich Gentleman of Padua

175  lines

VINCENTIO

an old Gentleman of Pisa

  47  lines

LUCENTIO

son to Vincentio, in love with Bianca

190  lines

PETRUCHIO

a Gentleman of Verona, Suitor to Katherina

586  lines

GREMIO

a suitor to Bianca

170  lines

HORTENSIO

a suitor to Bianca

207  lines

TRANIO

Servant to Lucentio

293  lines

BIONDELLO

Servant to Lucentio

102  lines

GRUMIO

Servant to Petruchio

171  lines

CURTIS

Servant of Petruchio

  25  lines

a PEDANT

Schoolteacher who impersonates Vincentio  

  50  lines

a TAILOR

he makes clothes for Petruchio

  17  lines

a HABERDASHER

he makes hats for Kate

    1  line

NATHANIEL

JOSEPH

NICHOLAS

PHILIP

PETER

Servant to Petruchio

Servant to Petruchio

Servant to Petruchio

Servant to Petruchio

Servant to Petruchio

    5  lines

    1  line

    2  lines

    2  lines

    2  lines

KATHERINA (KATE)

the Shrew, Eldest Daughter of Baptista

219  lines

BIANCA

Younger Daughter of Baptista

  71  lines

a WIDOW

 

  11  lines

Servants

The Taming of the Shrew Line Count

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