Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 197,228 Macbeth Tragedy
2 171,740 Hamlet Tragedy
3 136,932 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 100,005 Othello Tragedy
5 82,636 King Lear Tragedy
6 63,209 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 46,320 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 45,151 Tempest Comedy
9 44,327 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 39,887 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 38,490 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 37,023 Henry IV, Part I History
13 36,698 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
14 36,617 Sonnets Sonnet
15 35,913 As You Like It Comedy
16 34,017 Henry V History
17 32,843 Richard III History
18 31,701 Winter's Tale Comedy
19 30,922 Measure for Measure Comedy
20 30,375 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
21 30,233 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
22 29,239 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 29,087 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 28,182 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 27,488 Richard II History
26 27,440 Cymbeline Tragedy
27 27,079 Henry IV, Part II History
28 23,974 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 21,977 Henry VI, Part II History
30 20,215 Henry VI, Part I History
31 19,825 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 19,520 Pericles History
33 19,502 Henry VIII History
34 18,475 Henry VI, Part III History
35 18,218 Timon of Athens Tragedy
36 17,901 Comedy of Errors Comedy
37 17,875 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
38 17,724 King John History
39 17,163 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 13,438 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 5,685 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 4,457 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,875 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on February 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 3,948,973 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,693,790 (42.9%) 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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