Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 34,871 Winter's Tale Comedy
2 15,020 Venus and Adonis Poem
3 19,436 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
4 50,114 Twelfth Night Comedy
5 26,336 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
6 33,007 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
7 20,643 Timon of Athens Tragedy
8 50,003 Tempest Comedy
9 36,253 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
10 39,939 Sonnets Sonnet
11 155,522 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
12 36,091 Richard III History
13 29,975 Richard II History
14 19,150 Rape of Lucrece Poem
15 2,048 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
16 21,559 Pericles History
17 5,194 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
18 111,790 Othello Tragedy
19 43,703 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 70,574 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
21 21,919 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
22 48,424 Merchant of Venice Comedy
23 34,233 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 216,655 Macbeth Tragedy
25 6,547 Lover's Complaint Poem
26 30,630 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 89,521 King Lear Tragedy
28 19,814 King John History
29 43,692 Julius Caesar Tragedy
30 21,564 Henry VIII History
31 20,708 Henry VI, Part III History
32 24,389 Henry VI, Part II History
33 23,032 Henry VI, Part I History
34 38,509 Henry V History
35 30,413 Henry IV, Part II History
36 40,475 Henry IV, Part I History
37 185,867 Hamlet Tragedy
38 30,404 Cymbeline Tragedy
39 32,719 Coriolanus Tragedy
40 19,766 Comedy of Errors Comedy
41 39,864 As You Like It Comedy
42 40,240 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
43 31,887 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy

Last updated on May 23, 2017 at 3:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 4,320,303 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,877,560 (43.5%) 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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