Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 162,363 Macbeth Tragedy
2 148,884 Hamlet Tragedy
3 113,185 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 84,034 Othello Tragedy
5 70,251 King Lear Tragedy
6 53,774 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 39,321 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 38,963 Tempest Comedy
9 38,281 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 35,390 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 31,704 Henry IV, Part I History
12 31,623 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
13 31,347 Sonnets Sonnet
14 31,325 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
15 30,140 As You Like It Comedy
16 29,352 Henry V History
17 27,311 Richard III History
18 26,752 Winter's Tale Comedy
19 26,492 Measure for Measure Comedy
20 26,403 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 25,965 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
22 25,086 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 24,696 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 23,817 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 23,441 Richard II History
26 23,031 Henry IV, Part II History
27 22,945 Cymbeline Tragedy
28 20,126 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 18,226 Henry VI, Part II History
30 16,611 Pericles History
31 16,583 Henry VI, Part I History
32 16,549 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
33 16,173 Henry VIII History
34 15,424 Henry VI, Part III History
35 15,136 Comedy of Errors Comedy
36 14,722 Timon of Athens Tragedy
37 14,644 King John History
38 14,362 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
39 13,833 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 10,866 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 4,659 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 3,657 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,525 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on July 29, 2016 at 4:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 3,365,201 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,423,587 (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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