Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 205,227 Macbeth Tragedy
2 176,626 Hamlet Tragedy
3 141,769 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 102,864 Othello Tragedy
5 85,154 King Lear Tragedy
6 65,423 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 47,534 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 47,104 Tempest Comedy
9 45,486 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 41,351 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 39,737 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 38,106 Henry IV, Part I History
13 37,814 Sonnets Sonnet
14 37,787 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
15 36,973 As You Like It Comedy
16 35,079 Henry V History
17 33,850 Richard III History
18 32,662 Winter's Tale Comedy
19 31,740 Measure for Measure Comedy
20 31,300 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
21 30,915 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
22 30,587 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 29,985 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 29,040 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 28,268 Cymbeline Tragedy
26 28,222 Richard II History
27 28,082 Henry IV, Part II History
28 24,704 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 22,730 Henry VI, Part II History
30 21,028 Henry VI, Part I History
31 20,457 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 20,133 Henry VIII History
33 20,105 Pericles History
34 19,150 Henry VI, Part III History
35 19,130 Timon of Athens Tragedy
36 18,470 Comedy of Errors Comedy
37 18,380 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
38 18,371 King John History
39 17,752 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 13,918 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 6,002 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 4,716 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,938 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on March 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 4,060,456 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,750,047 (43.1%) 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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