Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 205,049 Macbeth Tragedy
2 176,438 Hamlet Tragedy
3 141,659 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 102,688 Othello Tragedy
5 84,847 King Lear Tragedy
6 65,313 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 47,464 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 46,997 Tempest Comedy
9 45,440 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 41,316 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 39,689 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 38,053 Henry IV, Part I History
13 37,742 Sonnets Sonnet
14 37,717 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
15 36,927 As You Like It Comedy
16 35,027 Henry V History
17 33,771 Richard III History
18 32,604 Winter's Tale Comedy
19 31,696 Measure for Measure Comedy
20 31,255 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
21 30,879 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
22 30,533 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 29,940 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 28,982 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 28,195 Cymbeline Tragedy
26 28,183 Richard II History
27 28,050 Henry IV, Part II History
28 24,653 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 22,671 Henry VI, Part II History
30 20,985 Henry VI, Part I History
31 20,419 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 20,117 Henry VIII History
33 20,076 Pericles History
34 19,099 Henry VI, Part III History
35 19,094 Timon of Athens Tragedy
36 18,419 Comedy of Errors Comedy
37 18,359 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
38 18,326 King John History
39 17,714 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 13,891 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 5,991 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 4,704 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,936 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on March 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 4,054,501 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,747,135 (43.1%) 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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