By Mya Gosling
Remember when I put together that infographic on which Shakespearean character spends the most time dead onstage? Well, I decided to do another one, this time on which Shakespearean character spends the most time dying onstage. Here are the results of my haphazard investigation!
My initial thought was that the #1 spot would go to Antony, who, as we know, is really bad at killing himself. I totally forgot that Edmund is dying onstage during much of the final King Lear exposition. So, take a bow, Edmund! You’re the Prolonged Shakespearean Dying champion!
Special mention to Desdemona, who also made the top ten list of characters who spend the most time dead onstage. That’s a really… special achievement.