Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 74,213 Macbeth Tragedy
2 71,564 Hamlet Tragedy
3 43,836 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 38,921 Othello Tragedy
5 33,838 King Lear Tragedy
6 23,338 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 16,964 Tempest Comedy
8 16,695 Merchant of Venice Comedy
9 16,274 Julius Caesar Tragedy
10 16,259 Twelfth Night Comedy
11 14,852 Henry IV, Part I History
12 14,571 Sonnets Sonnet
13 14,546 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
14 13,162 Measure for Measure Comedy
15 13,149 As You Like It Comedy
16 13,090 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
17 12,203 Richard III History
18 12,139 Henry V History
19 11,736 Winter's Tale Comedy
20 10,876 Coriolanus Tragedy
21 10,793 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
22 10,546 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
23 9,826 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
24 9,499 Richard II History
25 9,418 Henry IV, Part II History
26 9,141 Cymbeline Tragedy
27 9,022 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
28 8,141 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 7,697 Pericles History
30 7,112 Henry VI, Part II History
31 6,604 Comedy of Errors Comedy
32 6,470 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
33 6,470 Henry VI, Part I History
34 6,124 Henry VI, Part III History
35 5,785 Henry VIII History
36 5,714 Timon of Athens Tragedy
37 5,410 King John History
38 5,156 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
39 5,130 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 4,046 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 1,663 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 1,441 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 539 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on July 29, 2014 at 2:00 am (GMT-4)

There have been 1,484,985 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 620,354 (41.8%) 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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