You know that ‘Game of Thrones’ is gory.
Yes, William Shakespeare killed nearly as many people in the intervening period of late 16th and early 17th centuries in England as Martin killed in the 20th and 21st.
Take a look at this chart.
Type of Death
We do not have a count of the deaths in battles in Shakespeare’s plays. By comparison Martin has killed off 61 significant characters in his epic.
A scene from ‘Romeo and Juliet’. reneesailor
Based on the statistics of deaths in Shakespeare’s plays, a unique play ‘The Complete Deaths’ will open in Northampton, England in May 2016.