Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 155,764 Macbeth Tragedy
2 142,313 Hamlet Tragedy
3 105,478 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 79,484 Othello Tragedy
5 66,012 King Lear Tragedy
6 49,595 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 37,180 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 35,477 Tempest Comedy
9 34,973 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 33,375 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 29,560 Henry IV, Part I History
12 29,480 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
13 28,892 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
14 28,486 Sonnets Sonnet
15 28,154 As You Like It Comedy
16 26,781 Henry V History
17 25,272 Richard III History
18 24,924 Measure for Measure Comedy
19 24,892 Winter's Tale Comedy
20 24,790 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 22,892 Coriolanus Tragedy
22 22,829 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
23 22,148 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
24 21,951 Richard II History
25 21,402 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
26 21,089 Henry IV, Part II History
27 20,982 Cymbeline Tragedy
28 18,564 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 16,505 Henry VI, Part II History
30 15,440 Pericles History
31 15,180 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 15,112 Henry VI, Part I History
33 14,789 Henry VIII History
34 14,152 Henry VI, Part III History
35 13,997 Comedy of Errors Comedy
36 13,426 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
37 13,366 King John History
38 13,291 Timon of Athens Tragedy
39 12,576 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 9,920 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 4,245 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 3,371 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,424 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on May 4, 2016 at 10:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 3,151,021 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,324,401 (42.0%) 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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