Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 11,053 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
2 7,435 Comedy of Errors Comedy
3 7,426 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
4 17,826 Twelfth Night Comedy
5 19,011 Tempest Comedy
6 10,295 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
7 25,835 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
8 11,918 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
9 5,946 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
10 14,328 Measure for Measure Comedy
11 16,477 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 14,383 As You Like It Comedy
13 13,074 Winter's Tale Comedy
14 18,356 Merchant of Venice Comedy
15 13,422 Richard III History
16 7,282 Henry VI, Part I History
17 6,100 King John History
18 16,726 Henry IV, Part I History
19 8,034 Henry VI, Part II History
20 8,406 Pericles History
21 10,567 Henry IV, Part II History
22 6,896 Henry VI, Part III History
23 11,212 Richard II History
24 13,507 Henry V History
25 6,608 Henry VIII History
26 5,687 Rape of Lucrece Poem
27 1,913 Lover's Complaint Poem
28 4,514 Venus and Adonis Poem
29 1,634 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
30 626 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
31 15,959 Sonnets Sonnet
32 9,297 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
33 17,582 Julius Caesar Tragedy
34 46,715 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
35 12,164 Coriolanus Tragedy
36 36,729 King Lear Tragedy
37 6,492 Timon of Athens Tragedy
38 10,242 Cymbeline Tragedy
39 77,441 Macbeth Tragedy
40 12,366 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
41 78,636 Hamlet Tragedy
42 42,002 Othello Tragedy
43 14,463 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy

Last updated on October 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm (GMT-4)

There have been 1,651,124 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 680,619 (41.2%) 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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