Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 197,011 Macbeth Tragedy
2 171,638 Hamlet Tragedy
3 136,853 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 99,801 Othello Tragedy
5 82,545 King Lear Tragedy
6 63,126 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 46,182 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 45,063 Tempest Comedy
9 44,279 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 39,865 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 38,470 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 37,008 Henry IV, Part I History
13 36,665 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
14 36,592 Sonnets Sonnet
15 35,900 As You Like It Comedy
16 34,005 Henry V History
17 32,833 Richard III History
18 31,682 Winter's Tale Comedy
19 30,894 Measure for Measure Comedy
20 30,360 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
21 30,223 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
22 29,223 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 29,074 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 28,170 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 27,480 Richard II History
26 27,425 Cymbeline Tragedy
27 27,072 Henry IV, Part II History
28 23,958 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 21,966 Henry VI, Part II History
30 20,208 Henry VI, Part I History
31 19,820 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 19,511 Pericles History
33 19,494 Henry VIII History
34 18,458 Henry VI, Part III History
35 18,199 Timon of Athens Tragedy
36 17,890 Comedy of Errors Comedy
37 17,866 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
38 17,718 King John History
39 17,154 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 13,430 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 5,678 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 4,456 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,875 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on February 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 3,946,846 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,692,446 (42.9%) 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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