Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 25,498 Winter's Tale Comedy
2 10,190 Venus and Adonis Poem
3 13,678 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
4 38,182 Twelfth Night Comedy
5 19,023 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
6 25,371 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
7 13,868 Timon of Athens Tragedy
8 37,467 Tempest Comedy
9 23,511 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
10 29,299 Sonnets Sonnet
11 108,727 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
12 26,018 Richard III History
13 22,505 Richard II History
14 12,977 Rape of Lucrece Poem
15 1,469 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
16 15,790 Pericles History
17 3,466 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
18 81,689 Othello Tragedy
19 30,015 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 51,906 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
21 15,606 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
22 35,675 Merchant of Venice Comedy
23 25,508 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 158,210 Macbeth Tragedy
25 4,363 Lover's Complaint Poem
26 22,661 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 68,209 King Lear Tragedy
28 13,752 King John History
29 34,197 Julius Caesar Tragedy
30 15,184 Henry VIII History
31 14,559 Henry VI, Part III History
32 17,037 Henry VI, Part II History
33 15,595 Henry VI, Part I History
34 27,569 Henry V History
35 21,736 Henry IV, Part II History
36 30,297 Henry IV, Part I History
37 145,108 Hamlet Tragedy
38 21,605 Cymbeline Tragedy
39 23,699 Coriolanus Tragedy
40 14,364 Comedy of Errors Comedy
41 28,731 As You Like It Comedy
42 29,659 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
43 23,404 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy

Last updated on May 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 3,228,048 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,361,412 (42.2%) 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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