Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 157,893 Macbeth Tragedy
2 144,506 Hamlet Tragedy
3 108,466 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 81,029 Othello Tragedy
5 67,960 King Lear Tragedy
6 51,759 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 38,087 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 37,349 Tempest Comedy
9 35,609 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 34,112 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 30,183 Henry IV, Part I History
12 29,954 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
13 29,559 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
14 29,228 Sonnets Sonnet
15 28,654 As You Like It Comedy
16 27,470 Henry V History
17 25,961 Richard III History
18 25,441 Measure for Measure Comedy
19 25,435 Winter's Tale Comedy
20 25,296 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 23,626 Coriolanus Tragedy
22 23,439 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
23 23,338 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 22,585 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 22,468 Richard II History
26 21,650 Henry IV, Part II History
27 21,541 Cymbeline Tragedy
28 18,952 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 16,972 Henry VI, Part II History
30 15,744 Pericles History
31 15,546 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 15,544 Henry VI, Part I History
33 15,137 Henry VIII History
34 14,520 Henry VI, Part III History
35 14,326 Comedy of Errors Comedy
36 13,832 Timon of Athens Tragedy
37 13,702 King John History
38 13,648 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
39 12,928 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 10,145 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 4,347 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 3,456 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,468 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on May 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 3,218,594 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,357,011 (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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