How does William Shakespeare's body count compare to modern works?


William Shakespeare didn't shy away from killing off his main characters with Romeo, Juliet, Othello and more all meeting a grisly end.

There were people downing potions and daggers aplenty, a smothering and beheading plus the famous stage direction, "Exit, pursued by a bear" from The Winter's Tale adding up to 74 deaths via Shakespeare's pen.

How does the Bard's death tally stack up against more recent works - the films of Quentin Tarantino, James Bond's body count and even Game Of Thrones (though we'll ignore the is-Jon-Snow-dead debate for now)? Well...

Snappa graphic comparing how many deaths are recorded in Shakespeare's works compared to Quentin Tarantino films, James Bond, Rambo, Game Of Thrones and Carry On regulars