Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 36,483 Winter's Tale Comedy
2 16,320 Venus and Adonis Poem
3 20,215 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
4 51,869 Twelfth Night Comedy
5 27,564 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
6 34,185 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
7 22,274 Timon of Athens Tragedy
8 51,218 Tempest Comedy
9 37,268 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
10 41,527 Sonnets Sonnet
11 160,209 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
12 37,935 Richard III History
13 31,562 Richard II History
14 20,942 Rape of Lucrece Poem
15 2,143 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
16 23,319 Pericles History
17 5,766 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
18 114,171 Othello Tragedy
19 46,498 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 72,573 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
21 23,097 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
22 49,818 Merchant of Venice Comedy
23 35,574 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 221,469 Macbeth Tragedy
25 7,069 Lover's Complaint Poem
26 31,893 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 91,846 King Lear Tragedy
28 21,063 King John History
29 45,005 Julius Caesar Tragedy
30 23,031 Henry VIII History
31 22,308 Henry VI, Part III History
32 25,869 Henry VI, Part II History
33 25,106 Henry VI, Part I History
34 41,307 Henry V History
35 32,744 Henry IV, Part II History
36 42,349 Henry IV, Part I History
37 189,599 Hamlet Tragedy
38 32,170 Cymbeline Tragedy
39 34,739 Coriolanus Tragedy
40 20,868 Comedy of Errors Comedy
41 41,920 As You Like It Comedy
42 42,244 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
43 33,585 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy

Last updated on June 24, 2017 at 5:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 4,450,502 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,953,714 (43.9%) 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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