January 3, 2013, by Alan Sommerstein
The biggest mouth
Here’s a question for you to get your teeth into. In the 33 plays by (or attributed to) Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides that survive in full, which individual character has the most to say? This excludes generic character-designations like “Servant” and “Messenger”; and you’ll need to take care to distinguish between different characters of the same name (like Creon the new father-in-law of Jason and Creon the brother-in-law of Oedipus). Answer next week.
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