Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 38,607 Winter's Tale Comedy
2 18,703 Venus and Adonis Poem
3 21,827 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
4 54,933 Twelfth Night Comedy
5 29,541 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
6 36,629 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
7 23,910 Timon of Athens Tragedy
8 53,195 Tempest Comedy
9 39,008 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
10 44,160 Sonnets Sonnet
11 164,301 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
12 41,310 Richard III History
13 34,589 Richard II History
14 24,115 Rape of Lucrece Poem
15 2,356 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
16 26,472 Pericles History
17 6,842 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
18 117,179 Othello Tragedy
19 50,513 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 75,295 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
21 25,268 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
22 53,012 Merchant of Venice Comedy
23 38,050 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 225,878 Macbeth Tragedy
25 8,202 Lover's Complaint Poem
26 34,619 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 96,556 King Lear Tragedy
28 23,822 King John History
29 47,426 Julius Caesar Tragedy
30 25,739 Henry VIII History
31 32,904 Henry VI, Part III History
32 28,964 Henry VI, Part II History
33 29,643 Henry VI, Part I History
34 47,412 Henry V History
35 37,916 Henry IV, Part II History
36 46,612 Henry IV, Part I History
37 195,457 Hamlet Tragedy
38 35,960 Cymbeline Tragedy
39 38,835 Coriolanus Tragedy
40 22,769 Comedy of Errors Comedy
41 47,125 As You Like It Comedy
42 46,152 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
43 37,145 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy

Last updated on August 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 4,669,841 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 2,095,315 (44.9%) 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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