Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 113,273 Macbeth Tragedy
2 104,777 Hamlet Tragedy
3 72,714 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 59,016 Othello Tragedy
5 50,085 King Lear Tragedy
6 36,003 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 27,621 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 25,609 Tempest Comedy
9 25,588 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 24,532 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 22,207 Henry IV, Part I History
12 21,767 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
13 20,740 Sonnets Sonnet
14 20,369 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
15 18,976 As You Like It Comedy
16 17,965 Measure for Measure Comedy
17 17,680 Henry V History
18 17,620 Richard III History
19 17,574 Winter's Tale Comedy
20 16,393 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 16,263 Coriolanus Tragedy
22 15,884 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
23 15,118 Richard II History
24 14,970 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 14,811 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
26 13,888 Henry IV, Part II History
27 13,690 Cymbeline Tragedy
28 12,335 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 10,768 Pericles History
30 10,472 Henry VI, Part II History
31 9,811 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 9,612 Henry VI, Part I History
33 9,606 Comedy of Errors Comedy
34 9,206 Henry VI, Part III History
35 8,846 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
36 8,759 Henry VIII History
37 8,589 Timon of Athens Tragedy
38 8,334 King John History
39 7,729 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 6,180 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 2,755 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 2,170 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 960 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on July 4, 2015 at 12:00 am (GMT-4)

There have been 2,297,234 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 935,976 (40.7%) 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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