Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 164,377 Macbeth Tragedy
2 150,004 Hamlet Tragedy
3 114,036 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 84,692 Othello Tragedy
5 71,222 King Lear Tragedy
6 54,342 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 39,870 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 39,494 Tempest Comedy
9 38,785 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 35,806 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 32,343 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 32,138 Henry IV, Part I History
13 31,912 Sonnets Sonnet
14 31,821 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
15 30,751 As You Like It Comedy
16 29,873 Henry V History
17 27,866 Richard III History
18 27,555 Winter's Tale Comedy
19 26,964 Measure for Measure Comedy
20 26,814 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 26,436 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
22 25,541 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 25,220 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 24,309 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 23,788 Richard II History
26 23,542 Cymbeline Tragedy
27 23,491 Henry IV, Part II History
28 20,575 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 18,664 Henry VI, Part II History
30 16,977 Henry VI, Part I History
31 16,949 Pericles History
32 16,942 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
33 16,494 Henry VIII History
34 15,740 Henry VI, Part III History
35 15,436 Comedy of Errors Comedy
36 15,106 Timon of Athens Tragedy
37 15,017 King John History
38 14,691 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
39 14,262 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 11,200 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 4,763 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 3,743 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,567 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on August 26, 2016 at 7:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 3,413,284 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,445,420 (42.3%) 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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