Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 257,724 Macbeth Tragedy
2 223,847 Hamlet Tragedy
3 190,185 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 134,271 Othello Tragedy
5 111,344 King Lear Tragedy
6 84,883 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 63,929 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 61,080 Merchant of Venice Comedy
9 59,738 Henry V History
10 59,285 Tempest Comedy
11 58,729 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 57,162 As You Like It Comedy
13 56,585 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
14 56,309 Henry IV, Part I History
15 55,030 Julius Caesar Tragedy
16 50,205 Sonnets Sonnet
17 48,843 Richard III History
18 48,787 Coriolanus Tragedy
19 48,177 Henry IV, Part II History
20 46,323 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
21 44,781 Cymbeline Tragedy
22 43,771 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
23 43,577 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 43,147 Winter's Tale Comedy
25 42,719 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
26 40,709 Richard II History
27 40,262 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
28 38,887 Henry VI, Part III History
29 38,846 Henry VI, Part I History
30 35,179 Henry VI, Part II History
31 33,314 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
32 31,884 Pericles History
33 31,404 Henry VIII History
34 29,368 King John History
35 29,345 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
36 28,544 Rape of Lucrece Poem
37 27,852 Comedy of Errors Comedy
38 26,854 Timon of Athens Tragedy
39 24,566 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
40 21,048 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 10,212 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 8,765 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 2,750 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on February 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 5,350,037 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 2,453,086 (45.9%) 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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