Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 140,632 Macbeth Tragedy
2 129,579 Hamlet Tragedy
3 91,173 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 71,748 Othello Tragedy
5 59,781 King Lear Tragedy
6 44,949 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 33,332 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 31,624 Tempest Comedy
9 31,404 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 30,068 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 27,161 Henry IV, Part I History
12 26,979 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
13 26,142 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
14 26,034 Sonnets Sonnet
15 25,435 As You Like It Comedy
16 23,736 Henry V History
17 22,903 Richard III History
18 22,673 Measure for Measure Comedy
19 22,577 Winter's Tale Comedy
20 21,921 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 20,607 Coriolanus Tragedy
22 20,456 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
23 19,956 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
24 19,832 Richard II History
25 19,097 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
26 19,034 Henry IV, Part II History
27 18,705 Cymbeline Tragedy
28 16,606 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 14,537 Henry VI, Part II History
30 14,048 Pericles History
31 13,311 Henry VI, Part I History
32 13,274 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
33 12,598 Henry VI, Part III History
34 12,559 Comedy of Errors Comedy
35 12,151 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
36 12,101 Henry VIII History
37 11,866 Timon of Athens Tragedy
38 11,783 King John History
39 11,070 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 8,712 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 3,757 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 2,971 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,271 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on February 8, 2016 at 11:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 2,848,671 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,187,938 (41.7%) 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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