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