Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 223,470 Hamlet Tragedy
2 133,910 Othello Tragedy
3 56,453 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
4 33,266 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
5 54,950 Julius Caesar Tragedy
6 189,783 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
7 48,640 Coriolanus Tragedy
8 111,000 King Lear Tragedy
9 26,822 Timon of Athens Tragedy
10 44,633 Cymbeline Tragedy
11 256,977 Macbeth Tragedy
12 42,665 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
13 50,139 Sonnets Sonnet
14 2,750 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
15 28,526 Rape of Lucrece Poem
16 10,202 Lover's Complaint Poem
17 21,016 Venus and Adonis Poem
18 8,753 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
19 31,367 Henry VIII History
20 48,769 Richard III History
21 38,797 Henry VI, Part I History
22 29,331 King John History
23 56,154 Henry IV, Part I History
24 35,110 Henry VI, Part II History
25 31,839 Pericles History
26 48,087 Henry IV, Part II History
27 38,848 Henry VI, Part III History
28 40,664 Richard II History
29 59,652 Henry V History
30 57,049 As You Like It Comedy
31 43,043 Winter's Tale Comedy
32 60,963 Merchant of Venice Comedy
33 43,712 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
34 27,752 Comedy of Errors Comedy
35 29,318 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
36 63,791 Twelfth Night Comedy
37 59,201 Tempest Comedy
38 40,225 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
39 84,631 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
40 46,205 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
41 24,537 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
42 43,483 Measure for Measure Comedy
43 58,600 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy

Last updated on February 19, 2018 at 11:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 5,339,438 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 2,448,068 (45.8%) 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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