Sir John Falstaff: A Talkative Knight with More than 400 Speeches


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Speeches
Falstaff471
Richard III (Duke of Gloucester)409
Henry V (character)377
Hamlet (character)358
Othello (character)274
Iago272
Antony253
Timon210
Cleopatra204
Rosalind201
Brutus194
Vincentio (1)194
Coriolanus (character)189
Lear188
Henry VI183
Earl of Warwick182
Queen Margaret169
Richard Plantagenet (Duke of Gloucester)166
Desdemona165
Romeo163
Menenius Agrippa162
Biron159
Hostess Quickly158
Petruchio158
Henry IV154
Pandarus153
Cressida152
Sir Toby Belch152
Valentine (1)149
Proteus147
Macbeth (character)146
King Edward IV (Plantagenet)144
Parolles141
Cassius140
Robert Shallow136
Don Pedro135
Benedick134
Troilus131
Queen Elizabeth129
Isabella129
Earl of Kent127
Claudio (2)125
Leontes125
Duke of Gloucester122
Pistol122
Viola121
Pericles121
Leonato120
Orlando120
Earl of Gloucester118
Imogen118
Juliet (2)118
Olivia118
Titus Andronicus (character)117
Octavius117
Sicinius Velutus117
Ferdinand (1)117
Speed117
Portia (2)117
Duke of Buckingham (1)115
Prospero115
Hotspur (Henry Percy)114
Domitius Enobarus113
Lucio111
Cassio110
Horatio109
Helena (2)109
Celia108
Earl of Suffolk108
Julia107
Beatrice106
Feste104
Emilia (1)103
Antipholus of Syracuse103
Don Adriano de Armado102
Claudius (1)102
Princess of France102
Bertram102
Mistress Page101
Apemantus100
Ford99
Dromio of Syracuse99
Edgar98
King Richard II98
Lafeu97
King John (character)95
Junius Brutus91
Thersites90
Nurse (1)90
Tranio90
Philip the Bastard89
Sir Andrew Aguecheek88
Countess87
King of France (1)87
Malvolio87
Sir Hugh Evans87
Polonius86
Mistress Ford85
Angelo (1)83
Costard83
Katherina82
Cymbeline (character)81
Henry VIII (character)81
Ulysses80
Boyet80
Shylock79
Adriana79
Edmund79
Cardinal Wolsey79
Escalus78
Moth (1)78
Cloten77
Iachimo77
Posthumus Leonatus77
Antipholus of Ephesus76
Page (4)75
Rosaline75
Touchstone74
Achilles74
Regan73
Bassanio73
George Plantagenet (Duke of Clarence)72
Camillo72
Hortensio70
Gertrude69
Baptista Minola68
Fluellen68
Launce68
Sebastian (1)67
Cominius67
Autolycus67
Earl of Northumberland (1)66
Provost65
Clown (5)64
Benvolio64
Edward Poins64
Dromio of Ephesus63
Grumio63
Marcus Andronicus63
Charmian63
Marina63
Laertes62
Guiderius62
Mercutio62
Jack Cade61
Lucentio61
Pompey (2)60
Stephano (2)60
Roderigo59
Bottom59
Paulina59
Macduff59
Lady Macbeth59
Maria (2)59
Lord Talbot/Earl of Shrewsbury59
Orsino59
Fool (1)58
Duke of Albany58
Clown (2)58
The Bishop of Winchester58
Belarius58
Pisanio58
Gremio58
Ophelia58
Silvia58
Polixenes57
Antonio (3)57
Second Lord (1)57
Volumnia57
Jaques (Lord)57
Hector57
Aaron57
Slender56
Lord Chief Justice56
Lord Hastings (2)56
Ajax55
Friar Laurence55
Edmund of Langley54
Diomedes (2)54
Dumain54
Holofernes54
Duke of Cornwall53
Goneril53
Duke/Earl of Somerset52
Lord Clifford52
Gonzalo52
Dogberry52
Hubert de Burgh52
Agamemnon52
Fabian51
Capulet51
Lady Anne51
Lucius (2)51
Caliban50
Queen Katharine50
Lysander50
Saturninus49
Tamora49
Miranda49
Doctor Caius49
Lucetta48
Demetrius (1)48
First Lord (1)48
Theseus48
Rosencrantz48
Gratiano (2)48
Duke of Norfolk (2)48
Hermia48
Duke of Milan48
Antonio (2)47
Lorenzo47
Host (1)46
Bardolph (1)46
Joan la Pucelle46
Duke of Exeter46
Arviragus46
Lady Capulet45
Tullus Aufidius45
Florizel45
Ariel45
Launcelot Gobbo44
Hero44
Aeneas44
Diana (1)44
Luciana43
King Phillip43
Bawd43
Duchess of York (2)43
Messenger (1)42
Caesar42
Simonides42
Old Shepherd42
Gentleman (4)41
Pompey (1)41
Charles, King of France41
Flavius (2)41
Malcolm40
Alonso40
Lysimachus40
Constable of France40
Longaville40
Don John40
Quince40
Biondello39
Trinculo39
Ross39
Earl of Westmoreland (1)39
Demetrius (3)39
Casca39
Alcibiades39
Duke of Aumerle38
Nestor38
Borachio38
Lord Chamberlain38
Oswald38
Boult38
Oliver37
Patroclus37
Helicanus37
Second Gentleman (4)37
First Soldier (1)37
Marcellus37
Salisbury36
Constance36
Nerissa36
Helena (1)36
Thurio36
Menas35
Prince Edward35
Lord Bardolph35
Earl of Worcester35
Hermione35
Claudio (1)35
First Gentleman (3)34
First Clown34
Katharine (1)33
Nym33
First Murderer (3)33
First Citizen (1)33
Banquo33
Lodovico33
Lepidus33
Puck33
First Senator (1)33
Thaisa32
Duke (1)32
Sir William Stanley32
Angelo (2)31
Prince John31
Sebastian (2)31
Doll Tearsheet31
Ferdinand (2)31
Cordelia31
Lewis the Dauphin31
Sir William Catesby31
Gower (1)31
Poet (2)30
Brabantio30
Archbishop Scroop30
Painter30
Second Murderer (3)30
Chiron30
Duke of Suffolk30
Bianca (2)29
Second Lord (6)29
Lord (Earl) Rivers29
Duke of Orleans29
Guildenstern29
Lewis29
Oberon29
Elbow28
Duchess of York (1)28
First Lord (8)28
Agrippa28
John of Gaunt28
Williams28
Eros27
Paris (2)27
First Senator (4)27
Queen (1)27
Salarino27
Jessica26
Virgilia26
Margaret26
Vernon26
Antonio (5)26
Duke of Buckingham (2)26
Duke of Burgundy (1)25
Simple25
Perdita25
Katharine (2)25
Duke of Venice25
Queen (2)25
Caius Lucius25
Osric25
Montano24
Duke of Bedford24
Lucius (1)24
Corin24
Christopher Sly24
Dick the Butcher24
Reignier24
Silvius24
Earl of Surrey (1)24
Mariana (2)24
Paris (1)23
Cerimon23
First Witch23
Vincentio (2)23
Antonio (1)23
Titania23
Glendower23
Arthur23
Conrade23
Phebe23
Dolabella23
Earl of Salisbury (1)23
Titus Lartius23
Cardinal Pandulph23
Queen Elinor22
Gardiner22
Alice22
Silence22
Maria (1)22
Solinus22
King Lewis XI21
Eleanor21
Lennox21
Widow (1)21
First Murderer (2)21
Archbishop Cranmer21
Sir Thomas Lovell21
Cromwell21
Second Lord (4)20
Pedant20
Sampson20
Pembroke20
Curtis20
Fenton20
Gratiano (1)20
Doctor (2)20
Third Serving-Man (2)20
Frederick20
Messala20
Old Gobbo19
Ursula19
Anne Page19
First Serving-Man (2)19
Dionyza19
Sir Nathaniel19
Earl of Douglas19
Bernardo19
King of France (2)19
Lady Macduff19
Second Serving-Man (2)19
Cleon19
Antigonus19
Duke (2)18
Duncan18
Second Citizen (1)18
Anne Bullen18
Verges18
Lady Percy18
Francis18
Sir Richard Ratcliff18
Lord Mowbray18
Iras18
First Citizen (3)18
Second Citizen (2)18
Duke of Alencon18
Flute18
Archbishop of Canterbury18
Salanio18
Simpcox18
Page (2)17
Gadshill17
Lord (8)17
Tybalt17
Lord Hastings (1)17
Messenger (17)17
Citizens (1)17
Helen17
Aegeon17
Lord Sands17
Sir Robert Brakenbury16
Fourth Citizen (2)16
Third Citizen (2)16
Boy (1)16
Lymoges16
Portia (1)16
Mecaenas16
Host (2)16
Aemilia16
Prince Escalus16
Friar Francis16
All (22)16
First Lord (4)15
First Fisherman15
Lavinia15
Bianca (1)15
Dull15
Earl of Northumberland (2)15
Mistress Overdone15
Father's Ghost15
Second Witch15
Servant (20)15
Alexas15
Gregory15
Marquess of Montague15
Philario14
First Soldier (2)14
Cardinal Campeius14
Second Senator (4)14
Soothsayer (1)14
Sir William Lucy14
Old Lady14
Messenger (8)14
Bardolph (2)14
Panthino14
Le Beau14
Clown (4)14
Hippolyta14
Caphis14
Lord Mayor of London14
Son (2)14
Valeria14
First Lord (7)14
Earl Oxford14
Richmond (Henry VII)14
Davy14
Bassianus14
Soldier (1)13
Octavia13
Reynaldo13
Cornelius (1)13
Lucilius (2)13
Cassandra13
Mopsa13
Abhorson13
Countess of Auvergne13
Messenger (20)13
Third Witch (3)13
Lord Say13
Mamillius13
Jaquenetta13
Peter (3)13
Mortimer13
Third Citizen (1)13
Thomas Mowbray13
Second Merchant13
Bushy13
Griffith13
Prince Thomas13
All (13)13
Antiochus12
Bishop of Ely12
Bastard of Orleans12
Decius Brutus12
Scarus12
Messenger (2)12
Titus12
Balthasar (3)12
Audrey12
First Gentleman (4)12
Second Clown12
Leonine12
All (2)12
Second Fisherman12
Tailor12
Thyreus12
Boatswain12
Clown (1)12
Third Lord (3)11
Antonio (4)11
Menelaus11
Balthasar (1)11
Prince Humphrey11
Montjoy11
Courtezan11
Captain (3)11
Dorcas11
William11
Second Soldier (2)11
Young Lucius11
William Page11
Servant (8)11
Cinna11
Gentlewoman (2)11
Lord Ross11
Duke of Norfolk (1)11
Blunt (1)11
First Guard11
Quintus11
Officer (3)11
First Outlaw11
John Talbot11
Siward11
Servant (17)10
First Citizen (4)10
Montague10
French Soldier10
Third Gentleman (1)10
First Musician (2)10
Flaminius10
John Holland10
Sir James Tyrrel10
Tintinius10
Second Senator (1)10
Roman10
Third Soldier (1)10
Watchman10
Nurse (2)10
Pandar10
Proculeius10
Second Outlaw10
Servant (18)10
Adam10
Marquis of Dorset10
Amiens10
Lucilius (1)10
Aedile10
First Gentleman (8)10
Old Athenian10
Porter (3)10
Second Gentleman (7)10
Martius10
Lord Marshal10
Green10
Canidius10
Captain (7)10
First Gentleman (6)10
Blanch9
All (11)9
Second Gentleman (5)9
Gentleman (1)9
Second Keeper9
Third Citizen (3)9
Alexander Iden9
All (15)9
Volsce9
Adrian9
First Gaoler (1)9
Surveyor9
Post (2)9
Soothsayer (3)9
Smith the Weaver9
Rugby9
Fool (2)9
Second Gentleman (2)9
Snout9
George Bevis9
Old Man (1)9
First Lord (6)9
Servant (19)9
Messenger (13)9
Edmund Mortimer9
Peter (1)9
Third Outlaw8
First Soldier (3)8
Alexander8
Page (6)8
Peto8
Doctor (1)8
Servant (13)8
Clitus8
Walter Whitmore8
First Carrier8
Francisco (1)8
Tubal8
Widow (2)8
Prince Henry8
Thaliard8
Lord Willoughby8
Cinna the Poet8
First Senator (3)8
First Player8
Merchant8
Froth8
Eglamour8
Servilius8
Clown (3)8
Lady (1)8
Charles8
Gower (2)8
All Servants7
Juliet (1)7
First Servant (7)7
Archidamus7
Luce7
Diomedes (1)7
Frenchman7
Simpcox's Wife7
Sexton7
Servant (4)7
Both (7)7
Boy (4)7
Sicilius Leonatus7
First Citizen (5)7
Mardian7
First Keeper7
Norwegian Captain7
Egeus7
Francis Feeble7
Starveling7
Prince of Morocco7
Bolingbroke7
Edmond, Earl of Rutland7
Basset7
Lord Chancellor7
Friar Peter7
Fang7
First Gentleman (1)7
Bates7
Cleomenes7
Barnardine7
Third Gentleman (3)6
Sir Humphrey Stafford6
Sir Stephen Scroop6
Second Citizen (3)6
Second Servant (8)6
Philotus6
Gaoler (2)6
Father John Hume6
First Lord (2)6
Chamberlain6
Steward6
Brandon6
Messenger (5)6
Duke of York (2)6
Marullus6
Salerio6
Messenger (10)6
Calpurnia6
Third Murderer6
Lord (2)6
Sir Pierce of Exton6
Lord Grey6
Second Commoner6
Gardener6
Man6
Andromache6
All (20)6
Richard Plantagenet the Younger6
Duke of Florence6
Chorus (1)6
Morton6
Lord Bigot6
Robin6
Priam6
Hortensius6
Messenger (22)6
Lord Fitzwater6
Lucullus6
First Gentleman (7)6
Thomas Horner6
Pinch6
Third Fisherman6
Fortinbras6
Lady (2)6
Earl of Westmoreland (2)6
Second Carrier6
Varro6
Second Murderer (2)6
Philostrate6
John Morton6
First Servant (4)6
First Watchman (2)6
Messenger (15)6
Bishop of Carlisle6
First Watchman (3)6
Bagot6
Aemilius5
Publius (2)5
Servant (9)5
Messenger (9)5
Second Gentleman (6)5
Flavius (1)5
Second Watchman (1)5
Lord Abergavenny5
Spirit5
Second Messenger (2)5
Second Gentleman (1)5
Officer (4)5
Thomas Rotherham5
Earl of Cambridge5
Mariana (1)5
Pindarus5
Soothsayer (2)5
Chatillon5
Peter Bullcalf5
Sir John Colville5
Sir Thomas Erpingham5
First Watchman (1)5
Second Watchman (2)5
Dercetas5
Duke of Burgundy (2)5
Metellus Cimber5
Seyton5
Lord Scroop5
Ligarius5
Euphronius5
Sheriff (1)5
Keeper (1)5
Lady Faulconbridge5
Captain (2)5
Menteith5
First Officer (3)5
Sir Thomas Grey5
First Musician (1)5
Knight5
Capucius5
First Serving-Man (1)5
Ralph Mouldy5
Rambures5
King of France (3)5
Abraham5
Balthazar5
First Bandit5
Mustardseed5
William Stafford5
Captain (4)5
Player Queen5
Second Servant (10)5
Queen Isabel5
Gentleman (7)5
Lord (9)4
Iris4
Trebonius4
Duchess of Gloucester4
Sir John Stanley4
First Gentleman (2)4
Player King4
Page (8)4
Faulconbridge4
Third Gentleman (2)4
Emilia (2)4
Cobweb4
Ceres4
Keeper (2)4
Curan4
Duke of Bourbon4
Prince of Arragon4
Forester4
Peaseblossom4
Lieutenant (1)4
Snug4
Sir Michael4
First Lady (2)4
Second Bandit4
Roman Captain4
Friar John4
First Huntsman4
Messenger (7)4
Curio4
First Officer (1)4
First Goth4
Jamy4
First Sailor4
Page (7)4
Groom4
Lord (6)4
Lychorida4
Phrynia4
Servant 14
First Beadle4
Second Gentleman (8)4
Father4
Cicero4
Second Servant (7)4
Artemidorus4
Nathaniel4
Servant (15)4
Apothecary4
First Lord (3)4
Porter (4)4
Macmorris4
First Servant (5)4
First Soldier (5)4
Both Tribunes4
First Murderer (1)4
Second Sailor4
Shepherd4
First Servant (1)4
Old Man (2)4
Senator4
Second Guard4
Young Clifford4
Son (1)4
Bandits4
Jeweller4
Angus4
Herald (4)4
Ventidius (1)4
Young Siward4
Doctor Butts4
Strato4
Calchas4
Third Servant (1)4
Bona4
Dion4
Second Lord (5)4
First Stranger (6)4
Fairy4
Fourth Soldier3
Friar Thomas3
Messenger (4)3
Young Cato3
First Citizen (6)3
Tyrian Sailor3
Justice3
Lord (4)3
Player3
Mayor of York3
Michael3
Timandra3
Donalbain3
Second Musician3
Second Petitioner3
Both (6)3
Gentleman (3)3
Fourth Lord (2)3
Second Stranger3
Volumnius3
First Attendant3
Second Officer (2)3
First Petitioner3
Lords (1)3
Knights3
Boy (5)3
Sir John Fastolfe3
Stephano (1)3
Citizen3
Mutius3
Seleucus3
Mother3
Melun3
Hostess3
Caithness3
Pursuivant3
Patience3
First Page3
Second Servant (5)3
Children3
Margarelon3
First Tribune3
First Officer (2)3
Both (2)3
Third Bandit3
All Lords (1)3
Duke of Surrey3
Silius3
Fourth Citizen (1)3
Lord (3)3
Mercade3
Third Messenger3
Patrician3
First Merchant3
Second Officer (1)3
Sergeant (3)3
Girl3
First Servant (3)3
Poet (1)3
Valentine (2)3
All (23)3
Earl of Salisbury (2)3
Second Lord (3)3
Servant (10)3
Sir Anthony Denny3
Second Lady3
Third Conspirator3
Dardanius3
First Conspirator3
Third Watchman (1)3
Blunt (2)3
Servant (3)3
Lords (2)3
Page (5)3
Mariner3
Crier3
Sir Oliver Martext3
Moth (2)2
Second Soldier (1)2
Lord Lovel2
Gentleman (2)2
First Lady (1)2
All (6)2
First Gaoler (2)2
Lords (3)2
Abbot2
Attendant (1)2
Jaques (Son)2
Francisco (2)2
Publius (1)2
Sailor (2)2
Sheriff (2)2
Sir Thomas Vaughan2
Christopher Urswick2
Demetrius (2)2
Chorus (2)2
Second Lord (2)2
Third Drawer2
All (3)2
First Ambassador2
Second Messenger (1)2
Second Conspirator2
First Knight2
Several Citizens2
Sir Thomas Gargrave2
Travellers2
All (17)2
Popilius2
Servant 32
All (18)2
Woodvile2
Lord Scales2
Messenger (3)2
Thomas Wart2
Messenger (11)2
First Brother2
Third Servant (2)2
First Servant (6)2
Sheriff of Wiltshire2
First Secretary2
Snare2
Francisca2
Second British Captain2
Second Apparition2
Lord Berkeley2
Boy (2)2
First Warder2
Second Drawer2
Cardinal Bourchier2
First Lord (5)2
Bishop Lincoln2
Commons2
Escanes2
Simon Shadow2
Master-Gunner2
Townsman2
Servant 22
Citizens (2)2
Juno2
Tutor of Rutland2
Third Lord (2)2
Captain (5)2
Third Serving-Man (1)2
Peter (2)2
Egyptian2
First Pirate2
Dennis2
Soldier (5)2
Ventidius (2)2
Mayor of Saint Alban's2
Second Brother2
All (9)2
Sempronius2
Scout2
Menecrates2
Second Huntsman2
Porter (1)2
Fleance2
All (8)2
Servant (14)2
Second Capulet2
First Senator (2)2
Second Serving-Man (1)2
Third Senator2
First Servant (2)2
Deiphobus2
Hecate2
Master (2)2
First British Captain2
Priest (1)2
Scribe2
Sailor (1)2
Second Page2
All Conspirators2
Lady Montague2
Huntsman2
Watch2
Chorus (3)2
Lady Northumberland2
Boy (3)2
Both (1)2
Clerk of Chatham2
Philo2
Servant (16)2
Herald (1)2
Lord (1)2
Leonardo2
Guard2
Messenger (18)2
Second Soldier (4)2
First Executioner2
Lawyer2
Claudius (2)2
Gaoler (1)1
Diana (2)1
First Apparition1
Governor of Harfleur1
Sir Walter Herbert1
Players1
Sir William Glansdale1
First Commoner1
First Herald1
Haberdasher1
Second Senator (3)1
Soldier (4)1
Sentinels1
Harcourt1
Scrivener1
Second Gaoler1
Third Neighbour1
Captain (6)1
All (16)1
Duke of York (1)1
Messenger (21)1
All (7)1
Third Guard1
All (21)1
Second Gentleman (3)1
Messenger (19)1
First Sentinel1
Second Groom1
Third Lord (1)1
Nobleman1
Porter (2)1
Essex1
Mariners1
Sir John Mortimer1
Officer (2)1
Travers1
Carrier1
All (14)1
Garter1
Sixth Citizen1
Priest (2)1
Court1
Tribunes1
Joseph1
Cornelius (2)1
Rumour1
Myrmidons1
Vintner1
Earl of Surrey (2)1
Fourth Gentleman1
Sergeant (1)1
Third Apparition1
Ostler1
Servant (1)1
Second Neighbour1
Some Others1
Fourth Messenger1
Sir Henry Guildford1
Messenger (6)1
Second Goth1
Soldier (3)1
Peter of Pomfret1
Servant (7)1
Third Knight1
First Messenger1
Gentlemen (9)1
First Lady (3)1
Soldier (2)1
Both (4)1
All (10)1
Herald (2)1
Second Murderer (1)1
Gentleman (5)1
First Groom1
Second Patrician1
Lieutenant (2)1
Gentlewoman (1)1
English Herald1
Nicholas1
Second Roman1
Messenger (14)1
Third Watchman (2)1
Messenger (12)1
Sir Nicholas Vaux1
Taurus1
Servants (1)1
Princes1
Page (1)1
All (19)1
Seventh Citizen1
Lord (5)1
Servant (11)1
Balthasar (2)1
Servant (5)1
Soldiers1
First Roman1
Second Attendant1
Chorus (4)1
All Ladies1
First Traveller1
All the Goths1
Outlaws1
Third Stranger1
Fourth Lord (1)1
Gentlemen (8)1
Second Servant (6)1
Dancer1
Hymen1
Both (3)1
Second Messenger (3)1
Some Speak1
Young Coriolanus1
Servant (6)1
Servants (2)1
First Soldier (4)1
Ambassador1
Second Messenger (4)1
Second Servant (9)1
Post (1)1
Grandpre1
Third Musician1
Time1
All The People1
Both Citizens1
Second Herald1
Third Pirate1
Attendant (3)1
Attendants1
All (12)1
Gallus1
All Citizens1
General1
Third Soldier (2)1
Clerk1
Third Groom1
Messenger (23)1
Voltemand1
Third Goth1
Fifth Citizen1
Priest (3)1
Page (3)1
Brothers1
All (24)1
Daughter of Antiochus1
Messenger (16)1
James Gurney1
Another1
Marshal1
Thieves1
All Lords (2)1
Second Watchman (3)1
Vaux1
Sergeant (2)1
Jupiter1
Legate1
Lord (7)1
Servant (21)1
Officer (1)1
Master (1)1
Philip1
Serving-Men1
Cupid1
Servant (12)1
Second Pirate1
Second Knight1
Attendant (2)1
Second Soldier (3)1
Both (5)1
Captain (1)1
Helenus1
Servant (2)1
Philemon1
All (4)1
Third Roman1
Margaret Jourdain1
French Herald1
Second Warder1
Gentleman (6)1
Herald (3)1
First Gentleman (5)1
Varrius1
Herald (5)1
Second Senator (2)1
First Neighbour1
First Citizen (2)1
All (5)1
Beadle1


Sir John Falstaff, knight of the future King Henry V, is the character that holds most speeches in Shakespeare's play. Falstaff's speeches are 471, that's about a hundred more than King Henry V himself and than Hamlet.  In comparison, the passionate lovers Othello and Romeo are men of "few words", with respectively 274 and 163 speeches each. And this, despite the fact the plays that feature Falstaff aren't those with the highest number of speeches.



But what changes if we look only at female or male characters? Have a look here.

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