Friendly Folio - King John

King John is a history written by William Shakespeare...

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Total Lines Characters Genders Running Time  
586 18 (or 13 with doubling) 13 male, 5 female 34 to 39 mins

Parts / Sides in 'King John':

250+ Lines:
Bastard (Philip)
King John
Less Than 250 Lines:
Dolphin (Lewis)
English Herald
English Messenger
French Herald
French Messenger
King Philip
Lady Faulconbridge
Peter (of Pomfret)
Prince Henry


Code Character Lines First Line  
G-650 Arthur17 Mercie on me:
G-651 Arthur20 Must you with hot Irons, burne out both mine eyes?
(Have you the heart? When your head did but ake,)
G-652 Prince Henry19 It is too late, the life of all his blood
(Oh vanity of sicknesse: fierce extreames)
M-650 Bastard (Philip)40 A foot of Honor better then I was,
(Well, now can I make any Joane a Lady,)
M-651 Bastard (Philip)32 By all the bloud that ever fury breath'd,
(To whip this dwarfish warre, this Pigmy Armes)
M-652 Bastard (Philip)24 By heaven, these scroyles of Angiers flout you kings,
(Be friends a-while, and both conjoyntly bend)
M-653 Bastard (Philip)21 Go, beare him in thine armes:
M-654 Bastard (Philip)38 Mad world, mad kings, mad composition:
M-655 Bastard (Philip)31 So on my soule he did, for ought he knew:
(But wherefore doe you droope? why looke you sad?/A cockred-silken wanton brave our fields,)
M-656 Chattilion25 Then turne your forces from this paltry siege,
M-656 Dolphin (Lewis)29 A noble temper dost thou shew in this,
(Let me wipe off this honourable dewe,)
M-657 Dolphin (Lewis)31 Your Grace shall pardon me, I will not backe:
M-658 Hubert21 My Lord, they say five Moones were seene to night:
(Old men, and Beldames, in the streets)
M-659 Hubert33 That daughter there of Spaine, the Lady Blanch
M-660 King John28 For our advantage, therefore heare us first:
(The Canons have their bowels full of wrath,)
M-661 King John26 Good friend, thou hast no cause to say so yet,
(I had a thing to say, but let it goe:)
M-662 King John32 Oh, when the last accompt twixt heaven and earth
(Had’st thou but shooke thy head, or made a pause)
M-663 King John25 Why seek'st thou to possesse me with these feares? (Extended)
(It is the curse of Kings, to be attended)
M-664 King Philip29 Good reverend father, make my person yours,
M-665 King Philip32 When I have saide, make answer to us both.
(We will beare home that lustie blood againe,)
M-666 Meloone27 Have I not hideous death within my view,
M-667 Pandulph20 O Sir, when he shall heare of your approach,
M-668 Pandulph35 So mak'st thou faith an enemy to faith,
M-669 Prince Henry19 It is too late, the life of all his blood
(Oh vanity of sicknesse: fierce extreames)
M-670 Salisbury20 Therefore, to be possess’d with double pompe,
(To gilde refined Gold, to paint the Lilly;)
W-650 Constance27 A wicked day, and not a holy day.
(You have beguil'd me with a counterfeit)
W-651 Constance29 Doe childe, goe to it grandame childe,
(Now shame upon you where she does or no;/Thou monstrous Injurer of heaven and earth,)
W-652 Constance26 Gone to be married? Gone to sweare a peace?
W-653 Constance23 If thou that bidst me be content, wert grim
W-654 Constance20 No, I defie all Counsell, all redresse,
(No, no, I will not, having breath to cry:)
W-655 Constance23 No, no, I will not, having breath to cry:
(I am not mad: this haire I teare is mine,)
W-656 Constance38 Thou art holy to belye me so,
(I am not mad: this haire I teare is mine,/Yes that I will: and wherefore will I do it?)
W-657 Constance22 Yes that I will: and wherefore will I do it?
(Greefe fils the roome up of my absent childe:)
W-658 Constance31 You have beguil’d me with a counterfeit
(War, war, no peace, peace is to me a warre:)
W-659 Lady Faulconbridge15 Where is that slave thy brother? where is he?
(King Richard Cordelion was thy father,)