Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 52,885 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
2 24,083 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
3 14,012 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
4 26,015 Measure for Measure Comedy
5 30,604 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
6 29,400 As You Like It Comedy
7 26,166 Winter's Tale Comedy
8 36,509 Merchant of Venice Comedy
9 25,554 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
10 14,747 Comedy of Errors Comedy
11 16,114 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
12 38,838 Twelfth Night Comedy
13 38,246 Tempest Comedy
14 23,266 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
15 16,205 Pericles History
16 22,391 Henry IV, Part II History
17 15,016 Henry VI, Part III History
18 22,982 Richard II History
19 28,470 Henry V History
20 15,622 Henry VIII History
21 26,726 Richard III History
22 16,099 Henry VI, Part I History
23 14,199 King John History
24 30,976 Henry IV, Part I History
25 17,627 Henry VI, Part II History
26 3,569 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
27 1,503 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
28 13,396 Rape of Lucrece Poem
29 4,522 Lover's Complaint Poem
30 10,540 Venus and Adonis Poem
31 30,721 Sonnets Sonnet
32 14,337 Timon of Athens Tragedy
33 22,303 Cymbeline Tragedy
34 161,325 Macbeth Tragedy
35 25,922 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
36 147,626 Hamlet Tragedy
37 83,201 Othello Tragedy
38 30,677 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
39 19,612 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
40 34,798 Julius Caesar Tragedy
41 111,306 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
42 24,415 Coriolanus Tragedy
43 69,361 King Lear Tragedy

Last updated on June 26, 2016 at 3:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 3,304,815 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,396,062 (42.2%) 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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