Most-searched works within OSS

Click a column heading to change the sort order

# Search count Work Genre
1 25,861 Tempest Comedy
2 15,198 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
3 36,437 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
4 16,141 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
5 9,014 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
6 18,179 Measure for Measure Comedy
7 22,050 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
8 19,324 As You Like It Comedy
9 17,829 Winter's Tale Comedy
10 25,905 Merchant of Venice Comedy
11 15,013 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
12 9,721 Comedy of Errors Comedy
13 10,077 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
14 27,913 Twelfth Night Comedy
15 10,619 Henry VI, Part II History
16 10,994 Pericles History
17 14,085 Henry IV, Part II History
18 9,329 Henry VI, Part III History
19 15,303 Richard II History
20 17,916 Henry V History
21 8,901 Henry VIII History
22 17,819 Richard III History
23 9,758 Henry VI, Part I History
24 8,467 King John History
25 22,446 Henry IV, Part I History
26 6,277 Venus and Adonis Poem
27 2,212 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
28 989 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
29 7,848 Rape of Lucrece Poem
30 2,793 Lover's Complaint Poem
31 21,114 Sonnets Sonnet
32 50,845 King Lear Tragedy
33 8,734 Timon of Athens Tragedy
34 13,989 Cymbeline Tragedy
35 113,738 Macbeth Tragedy
36 16,646 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
37 105,523 Hamlet Tragedy
38 59,656 Othello Tragedy
39 20,646 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
40 12,543 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
41 24,707 Julius Caesar Tragedy
42 73,215 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
43 16,498 Coriolanus Tragedy

Last updated on July 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm (GMT-4)

There have been 2,333,160 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 946,586 (40.6%) 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.

You can also see keyword search statistics, including the most-searched keywords.

Back to the statistics page

Plays + Sonnets + Poems + Concordance + Character Search + Advanced Search + About OSS