Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 87,614 Macbeth Tragedy
2 86,777 Hamlet Tragedy
3 50,637 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 47,736 Othello Tragedy
5 40,045 King Lear Tragedy
6 28,943 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 22,348 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 20,833 Tempest Comedy
9 20,305 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 18,973 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 18,970 Henry IV, Part I History
12 17,827 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
13 17,075 Sonnets Sonnet
14 15,794 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
15 15,466 As You Like It Comedy
16 15,140 Measure for Measure Comedy
17 14,524 Richard III History
18 14,468 Henry V History
19 13,926 Winter's Tale Comedy
20 13,245 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 13,130 Coriolanus Tragedy
22 12,803 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
23 12,281 Richard II History
24 11,704 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
25 11,488 Henry IV, Part II History
26 11,457 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 10,998 Cymbeline Tragedy
28 9,961 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 8,943 Pericles History
30 8,569 Henry VI, Part II History
31 7,969 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 7,901 Comedy of Errors Comedy
33 7,765 Henry VI, Part I History
34 7,463 Henry VI, Part III History
35 7,106 Henry VIII History
36 6,920 Timon of Athens Tragedy
37 6,494 King John History
38 6,364 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
39 6,111 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 4,795 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 2,079 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 1,742 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 696 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on December 19, 2014 at 10:00 am (GMT-5)

There have been 1,816,771 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 747,509 (41.1%) 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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