Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 166,923 Macbeth Tragedy
2 151,868 Hamlet Tragedy
3 115,421 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 85,672 Othello Tragedy
5 72,120 King Lear Tragedy
6 55,338 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 40,749 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 40,252 Tempest Comedy
9 39,778 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 36,327 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 33,246 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 32,949 Henry IV, Part I History
13 32,690 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
14 32,653 Sonnets Sonnet
15 31,460 As You Like It Comedy
16 30,478 Henry V History
17 28,734 Richard III History
18 28,190 Winter's Tale Comedy
19 27,593 Measure for Measure Comedy
20 27,312 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 27,245 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
22 26,024 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 25,846 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 24,876 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 24,238 Richard II History
26 24,142 Cymbeline Tragedy
27 24,028 Henry IV, Part II History
28 21,166 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 19,207 Henry VI, Part II History
30 17,501 Henry VI, Part I History
31 17,387 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 17,344 Pericles History
33 17,261 Henry VIII History
34 16,186 Henry VI, Part III History
35 15,836 Comedy of Errors Comedy
36 15,508 Timon of Athens Tragedy
37 15,429 King John History
38 15,122 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
39 14,711 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 11,531 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 4,881 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 3,849 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,595 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on September 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 3,483,501 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,474,907 (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.

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