Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 161,343 Macbeth Tragedy
2 147,655 Hamlet Tragedy
3 111,324 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 83,217 Othello Tragedy
5 69,371 King Lear Tragedy
6 52,935 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 38,846 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 38,257 Tempest Comedy
9 36,523 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 34,818 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 30,986 Henry IV, Part I History
12 30,741 Sonnets Sonnet
13 30,694 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
14 30,621 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
15 29,425 As You Like It Comedy
16 28,487 Henry V History
17 26,736 Richard III History
18 26,187 Winter's Tale Comedy
19 26,025 Measure for Measure Comedy
20 25,936 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 25,566 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
22 24,426 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 24,106 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 23,285 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 22,999 Richard II History
26 22,407 Henry IV, Part II History
27 22,317 Cymbeline Tragedy
28 19,620 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 17,656 Henry VI, Part II History
30 16,217 Pericles History
31 16,132 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 16,114 Henry VI, Part I History
33 15,634 Henry VIII History
34 15,029 Henry VI, Part III History
35 14,758 Comedy of Errors Comedy
36 14,350 Timon of Athens Tragedy
37 14,212 King John History
38 14,022 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
39 13,406 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 10,546 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 4,526 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 3,573 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,503 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on June 27, 2016 at 12:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 3,306,368 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,396,705 (42.2%) 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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