Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 38,551 Winter's Tale Comedy
2 18,660 Venus and Adonis Poem
3 21,764 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
4 54,745 Twelfth Night Comedy
5 29,462 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
6 36,561 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
7 23,855 Timon of Athens Tragedy
8 53,113 Tempest Comedy
9 38,948 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
10 44,056 Sonnets Sonnet
11 164,066 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
12 41,217 Richard III History
13 34,476 Richard II History
14 24,017 Rape of Lucrece Poem
15 2,343 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
16 26,363 Pericles History
17 6,811 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
18 117,070 Othello Tragedy
19 50,410 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 75,190 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
21 25,188 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
22 52,892 Merchant of Venice Comedy
23 37,945 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 225,440 Macbeth Tragedy
25 8,147 Lover's Complaint Poem
26 34,523 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 96,356 King Lear Tragedy
28 23,717 King John History
29 47,317 Julius Caesar Tragedy
30 25,612 Henry VIII History
31 32,678 Henry VI, Part III History
32 28,691 Henry VI, Part II History
33 29,115 Henry VI, Part I History
34 46,791 Henry V History
35 37,397 Henry IV, Part II History
36 46,191 Henry IV, Part I History
37 195,027 Hamlet Tragedy
38 35,533 Cymbeline Tragedy
39 38,521 Coriolanus Tragedy
40 22,703 Comedy of Errors Comedy
41 46,977 As You Like It Comedy
42 46,005 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
43 36,939 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy

Last updated on August 18, 2017 at 9:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 4,658,172 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 2,087,603 (44.8%) 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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