Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 30,830 Winter's Tale Comedy
2 12,943 Venus and Adonis Poem
3 16,813 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
4 45,026 Twelfth Night Comedy
5 23,231 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
6 29,465 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
7 17,652 Timon of Athens Tragedy
8 43,566 Tempest Comedy
9 29,570 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
10 35,523 Sonnets Sonnet
11 127,266 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
12 31,719 Richard III History
13 26,765 Richard II History
14 16,454 Rape of Lucrece Poem
15 1,828 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
16 18,980 Pericles History
17 4,292 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
18 95,998 Othello Tragedy
19 37,119 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 60,353 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
21 19,157 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
22 42,979 Merchant of Venice Comedy
23 30,024 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 187,041 Macbeth Tragedy
25 5,488 Lover's Complaint Poem
26 27,305 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 79,361 King Lear Tragedy
28 17,103 King John History
29 38,682 Julius Caesar Tragedy
30 18,883 Henry VIII History
31 17,839 Henry VI, Part III History
32 21,214 Henry VI, Part II History
33 19,419 Henry VI, Part I History
34 33,126 Henry V History
35 26,259 Henry IV, Part II History
36 35,982 Henry IV, Part I History
37 167,101 Hamlet Tragedy
38 26,519 Cymbeline Tragedy
39 28,422 Coriolanus Tragedy
40 17,319 Comedy of Errors Comedy
41 34,665 As You Like It Comedy
42 35,683 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
43 28,114 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy

Last updated on January 18, 2017 at 10:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 3,820,385 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,628,209 (42.6%) 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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