Female characters ordered by part-size
This table gives line and word counts for the female characters in the plays. The results can be shown in ascending or descending order by clicking on the red headword above each column.
  • Clicking on Speaker lists character names in alphabetical order.
  • Clicking on Play groups all characters of a play together, with plays in alphabetical order (ignoring 'A' and 'The').
  • Clicking on Lines gives the number of lines per character.

 


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SpeakerPlaySexLines
ROSALINDAs You Like ItFemale685
CLEOPATRAAntony and CleopatraFemale678
INNOGENCymbelineFemale594
PORTIAThe Merchant of VeniceFemale574
JULIETRomeo and JulietFemale542
HELENAAll's Well That Ends WellFemale478
ISABELLAMeasure for MeasureFemale424
DESDEMONAOthelloFemale391
EMILIAThe Two Noble KinsmenFemale374
VIOLATwelfth NightFemale335
PAULINAThe Winter's TaleFemale332
MISTRESS PAGEThe Merry Wives of WindsorFemale328
DAUGHTERThe Two Noble KinsmenFemale324
JULIAThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaFemale322
QUEENHenry VI Part 2Female316
OLIVIATwelfth NightFemale314
VOLUMNIACoriolanusFemale311
CRESSIDATroilus and CressidaFemale301
COUNTESSAll's Well That Ends WellFemale291
PRINCESSLove's Labour's LostFemale288
CELIAAs You Like ItFemale282
BEATRICEMuch Ado About NothingFemale279
QUEENHenry VI Part 3Female279
NURSERomeo and JulietFemale277
QUEEN ELIZABETHRichard IIIFemale272
CONSTANCEKing JohnFemale264
ADRIANAThe Comedy of ErrorsFemale263
QUEEN KATHERINEHenry VIIIFemale261
LADYMacbethFemale259
TAMORATitus AndronicusFemale257
PUCELLEHenry VI Part 1Female254
EMILIAOthelloFemale243
MISTRESS QUICKLYThe Merry Wives of WindsorFemale236
HELENAA Midsummer Night's DreamFemale230
KATHERINAThe Taming of the ShrewFemale221
QUEEN MARGARETRichard IIIFemale218
COUNTESSKing Edward IIIFemale214
HERMIONEThe Winter's TaleFemale211
GONERILLKing LearFemale199
MISTRESS FORDThe Merry Wives of WindsorFemale192
REGANKing LearFemale190
MARINAPericlesFemale190
OPHELIAHamletFemale173
HOSTESSHenry IV Part 2Female171
QUEENCymbelineFemale168
ROSALINELove's Labour's LostFemale165
HERMIAA Midsummer Night's DreamFemale164
SILVIAThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaFemale158
QUEENHamletFemale157
ANNERichard IIIFemale157
MIRANDAThe TempestFemale153
MARIATwelfth NightFemale149
TITANIAA Midsummer Night's DreamFemale141
DUCHESS OF YORKRichard IIIFemale141
DIANAAll's Well That Ends WellFemale138
HEROMuch Ado About NothingFemale132
PERDITAThe Winter's TaleFemale126
DUCHESSHenry VI Part 2Female119
CORDELIAKing LearFemale117
LADY CAPULETRomeo and JulietFemale115
KATHERINEHenry VIIIFemale115
QUEEN ISABELRichard IIFemale115
CHARMIANAntony and CleopatraFemale109
BAWDPericlesFemale104
HIPPOLYTAThe Two Noble KinsmenFemale102
LUCIANAThe Comedy of ErrorsFemale96
DUCHESS OF YORKRichard IIFemale93
PORTIAJulius CaesarFemale92
NERISSAThe Merchant of VeniceFemale88
DIONYZAPericlesFemale88
JESSICAThe Merchant of VeniceFemale86
PHEBEAs You Like ItFemale86
THAISAPericlesFemale80
DOLLHenry IV Part 2Female78
LADY GREYHenry VI Part 3Female73
ABBESSThe Comedy of ErrorsFemale73
LUCETTAThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaFemale72
BIANCAThe Taming of the ShrewFemale69
MARIANAMeasure for MeasureFemale68
OLD LADYHenry VIIIFemale68
MARGARETMuch Ado About NothingFemale68
WIDOWAll's Well That Ends WellFemale64
FIRST QUEENThe Two Noble KinsmenFemale63
KATHERINEHenry VFemale61
FIRST WITCHMacbethFemale61
LAVINIATitus AndronicusFemale59
ANNEHenry VIIIFemale58
DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTERRichard IIFemale58
LADY PERCYHenry IV Part 1Female57
QUEEN ELEANORKing JohnFemale55
HOSTESSHenry IV Part 1Female49
URSULAMuch Ado About NothingFemale47
LADY PERCYHenry IV Part 2Female46
KATHARINELove's Labour's LostFemale46
COUNTESSHenry VI Part 1Female45
MISTRESS QUICKLY as Queen of FairiesThe Merry Wives of WindsorFemale44
BLANCHEKing JohnFemale42
WIFEMacbethFemale42
MARIALove's Labour's LostFemale42
HOSTESSHenry VFemale42
IRISThe TempestFemale41
VALERIACoriolanusFemale40
HECATMacbethFemale39
SECOND QUEENThe Two Noble KinsmenFemale39
THIRD QUEENThe Two Noble KinsmenFemale37
CASSANDRATroilus and CressidaFemale37
OCTAVIAAntony and CleopatraFemale36
MISTRESS OVERDONEMeasure for MeasureFemale36
VIRGILIACoriolanusFemale36
BIANCAOthelloFemale35
HIPPOLYTAA Midsummer Night's DreamFemale35
COURTESANThe Comedy of ErrorsFemale35
MARGARETHenry VI Part 1Female33
ANNEThe Merry Wives of WindsorFemale28
ALICEHenry VFemale28
HELENTroilus and CressidaFemale28
CALPHURNIAJulius CaesarFemale27
THIRD WITCHMacbethFemale27
SECOND WITCHMacbethFemale26
IRASAntony and CleopatraFemale26
QUEEN ISABELHenry VFemale24
GENTLEWOMANMacbethFemale24
CERESThe TempestFemale24
MOPSAThe Winter's TaleFemale21
EMILIAThe Winter's TaleFemale20
AUDREYAs You Like ItFemale20
MARIANAAll's Well That Ends WellFemale20
NURSETitus AndronicusFemale19
ALL WITCHESMacbethFemale19
JAQUENETTALove's Labour's LostFemale18
QUEENKing Edward IIIFemale17
ANDROMACHETroilus and CressidaFemale15
LADY FAULCONBRIDGEKing JohnFemale15
WOMANThe Two Noble KinsmenFemale14
QUEEN'S LADYCymbelineFemale13
DORCASThe Winter's TaleFemale13
MOTHERCymbelineFemale12
GENTLEWOMANHenry VIIIFemale12
WIDOWThe Taming of the ShrewFemale11
LYCHORIDAPericlesFemale11
DIANAPericlesFemale10
JULIETMeasure for MeasureFemale10
FRANCISCAMeasure for MeasureFemale9
BONAHenry VI Part 3Female9
FIRST LADYThe Winter's TaleFemale9
GHOST OF ANNERichard IIIFemale8
LUCEThe Comedy of ErrorsFemale8
WOMANKing Edward IIIFemale8
WIFEHenry VI Part 2Female8
JUNOThe TempestFemale7
PATIENCEHenry VIIIFemale6
LADY NORTHUMBERLANDHenry IV Part 2Female5
GIRLRichard IIIFemale5
SECOND LADYThe Winter's TaleFemale4
PHRYNIA and TIMANDRATimon of AthensFemale4
TIMANDRATimon of AthensFemale4
JOURDAINHenry VI Part 2Female4
HOSTESSThe Taming of the ShrewFemale4
HELENUSTroilus and CressidaFemale4
ALL QUEENSThe Two Noble KinsmenFemale3
LADY MONTAGUERomeo and JulietFemale3
SECOND LADYRichard IIFemale3
FIRST LADYRichard IIFemale3
GENTLEWOMANCoriolanusFemale2
DAUGHTERPericlesFemale2
ALL THE LADIESTimon of AthensFemale1
FIRST LADYTimon of AthensFemale1
PHRYNIATimon of AthensFemale1
QUEEN ELIZABETH and DUCHESS OF YORKRichard IIIFemale1
VIRGILIA and VALERIACoriolanusFemale1
MISTRESS FORD and MISTRESS PAGEThe Merry Wives of WindsorFemale1
FIRST LADYCymbelineFemale1
LADIESCymbelineFemale1
WIDOW and MARIANAAll's Well That Ends WellFemale1
NELLThe Two Noble KinsmenFemale1

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