Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 2,956 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
2 9,504 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
3 10,881 Lover's Complaint Poem
4 22,273 Venus and Adonis Poem
5 25,683 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
6 28,370 Timon of Athens Tragedy
7 30,450 Rape of Lucrece Poem
8 31,293 Comedy of Errors Comedy
9 31,834 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
10 32,305 King John History
11 34,087 Pericles History
12 34,137 Henry VIII History
13 35,101 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
14 38,920 Henry VI, Part II History
15 42,220 Henry VI, Part III History
16 43,073 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
17 43,339 Henry VI, Part I History
18 43,668 Richard II History
19 45,553 Winter's Tale Comedy
20 45,725 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
21 46,683 Measure for Measure Comedy
22 46,739 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
23 49,275 Cymbeline Tragedy
24 51,462 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
25 51,830 Richard III History
26 53,537 Sonnets Sonnet
27 54,050 Coriolanus Tragedy
28 54,096 Henry IV, Part II History
29 59,611 Julius Caesar Tragedy
30 61,477 Henry IV, Part I History
31 62,754 As You Like It Comedy
32 62,888 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
33 63,136 Tempest Comedy
34 63,227 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
35 66,035 Merchant of Venice Comedy
36 66,358 Henry V History
37 69,287 Twelfth Night Comedy
38 89,658 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
39 118,397 King Lear Tragedy
40 144,811 Othello Tragedy
41 209,329 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
42 236,494 Hamlet Tragedy
43 279,082 Macbeth Tragedy

Last updated on May 23, 2018 at 2:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 5,725,917 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 2,652,057 (46.3%) 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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