Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 31,613 Winter's Tale Comedy
2 13,401 Venus and Adonis Poem
3 17,811 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
4 46,008 Twelfth Night Comedy
5 23,905 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
6 30,169 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
7 18,152 Timon of Athens Tragedy
8 44,844 Tempest Comedy
9 30,283 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
10 36,466 Sonnets Sonnet
11 136,364 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
12 32,756 Richard III History
13 27,432 Richard II History
14 17,114 Rape of Lucrece Poem
15 1,874 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
16 19,473 Pericles History
17 4,449 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
18 99,379 Othello Tragedy
19 38,323 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 62,790 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
21 19,763 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
22 44,002 Merchant of Venice Comedy
23 30,815 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 195,484 Macbeth Tragedy
25 5,659 Lover's Complaint Poem
26 28,121 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 82,310 King Lear Tragedy
28 17,673 King John History
29 39,778 Julius Caesar Tragedy
30 19,463 Henry VIII History
31 18,415 Henry VI, Part III History
32 21,914 Henry VI, Part II History
33 20,083 Henry VI, Part I History
34 33,908 Henry V History
35 27,013 Henry IV, Part II History
36 36,912 Henry IV, Part I History
37 171,330 Hamlet Tragedy
38 27,356 Cymbeline Tragedy
39 29,147 Coriolanus Tragedy
40 17,837 Comedy of Errors Comedy
41 35,804 As You Like It Comedy
42 36,593 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
43 29,013 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy

Last updated on February 20, 2017 at 11:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 3,934,691 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,686,274 (42.9%) 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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