Fate of William Shakespeare's title characters

Fate of title characters in plays by William Shakespeare

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October 2019


United Kingdom

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For the purposes of this statistic, Henry IV and Henry VI are considered just one play each.
This statistic does not include unnamed title characters, such as "Antonio - The Merchant of Venice" or "Katharina - The Taming of the Shrew."
Murdered - Coriolanus, Hamlet, Henry VI, Julius Caesar, King John, Macbeth, Richard II, Richard III, Titus Andronicus.
Commits Suicide - Antony, Cleopatra, Othello, Romeo, Juliet, Timon of Athens (dies in self-imposed exile).
Survives - Cymbeline, Henry V, Henry VIII, Pericles, Triolus, Cressida
Dies naturally - Henry IV, King Lear (dies of grief/natural causes).

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