Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 179,801 Macbeth Tragedy
2 161,397 Hamlet Tragedy
3 123,934 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 92,396 Othello Tragedy
5 77,289 King Lear Tragedy
6 58,333 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 43,790 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 42,207 Tempest Comedy
9 41,839 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 37,787 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 35,092 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 35,064 Henry IV, Part I History
13 34,638 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
14 34,443 Sonnets Sonnet
15 33,586 As You Like It Comedy
16 32,139 Henry V History
17 30,645 Richard III History
18 29,851 Winter's Tale Comedy
19 29,217 Measure for Measure Comedy
20 28,766 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
21 28,736 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
22 27,545 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 27,179 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 26,465 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 25,813 Richard II History
26 25,540 Cymbeline Tragedy
27 25,400 Henry IV, Part II History
28 22,429 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 20,398 Henry VI, Part II History
30 18,634 Henry VI, Part I History
31 18,544 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 18,361 Pericles History
33 18,259 Henry VIII History
34 17,182 Henry VI, Part III History
35 17,054 Timon of Athens Tragedy
36 16,664 Comedy of Errors Comedy
37 16,445 King John History
38 16,329 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
39 15,832 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 12,418 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 5,277 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 4,153 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,787 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on December 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 3,703,957 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,573,147 (42.5%) specified particular works, and those searches are tabulated above.

Searches that specify multiple works are counted multiple times. For example, performing a search within "Hamlet" and "Macbeth" will increase the search count by one for both plays, even though it was only one search.

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