Most-searched works within OSS

Click a column heading to change the sort order

# Search count Work Genre
1 166,597 Macbeth Tragedy
2 151,585 Hamlet Tragedy
3 115,115 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 85,546 Othello Tragedy
5 72,033 King Lear Tragedy
6 55,120 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 40,594 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 40,155 Tempest Comedy
9 39,699 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 36,248 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 33,150 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 32,752 Henry IV, Part I History
13 32,550 Sonnets Sonnet
14 32,523 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
15 31,301 As You Like It Comedy
16 30,411 Henry V History
17 28,582 Richard III History
18 28,124 Winter's Tale Comedy
19 27,487 Measure for Measure Comedy
20 27,248 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 27,158 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
22 25,969 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 25,766 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 24,805 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 24,184 Richard II History
26 24,085 Cymbeline Tragedy
27 23,977 Henry IV, Part II History
28 21,084 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 19,161 Henry VI, Part II History
30 17,447 Henry VI, Part I History
31 17,336 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 17,308 Pericles History
33 17,205 Henry VIII History
34 16,141 Henry VI, Part III History
35 15,795 Comedy of Errors Comedy
36 15,453 Timon of Athens Tragedy
37 15,378 King John History
38 15,092 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
39 14,651 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 11,483 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 4,866 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 3,834 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,592 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on September 25, 2016 at 3:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 3,474,156 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,470,855 (42.3%) 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.

You can also see keyword search statistics, including the most-searched keywords.

Back to the statistics page

Plays + Sonnets + Poems + Concordance + Character Search + Advanced Search + About OSS