Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 24,860 Winter's Tale Comedy
2 9,909 Venus and Adonis Poem
3 13,413 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
4 37,145 Twelfth Night Comedy
5 18,543 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
6 24,767 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
7 13,279 Timon of Athens Tragedy
8 35,440 Tempest Comedy
9 21,382 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
10 28,461 Sonnets Sonnet
11 105,084 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
12 25,246 Richard III History
13 21,932 Richard II History
14 12,565 Rape of Lucrece Poem
15 1,423 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
16 15,429 Pericles History
17 3,370 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
18 79,406 Othello Tragedy
19 29,443 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 49,360 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
21 15,166 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
22 34,947 Merchant of Venice Comedy
23 24,880 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 155,591 Macbeth Tragedy
25 4,239 Lover's Complaint Poem
26 22,128 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 65,884 King Lear Tragedy
28 13,354 King John History
29 33,342 Julius Caesar Tragedy
30 14,769 Henry VIII History
31 14,135 Henry VI, Part III History
32 16,486 Henry VI, Part II History
33 15,082 Henry VI, Part I History
34 26,752 Henry V History
35 21,050 Henry IV, Part II History
36 29,536 Henry IV, Part I History
37 142,169 Hamlet Tragedy
38 20,951 Cymbeline Tragedy
39 22,876 Coriolanus Tragedy
40 13,978 Comedy of Errors Comedy
41 28,135 As You Like It Comedy
42 28,865 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
43 22,754 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy

Last updated on May 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 3,146,929 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,322,501 (42.0%) 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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