Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 26,238 Winter's Tale Comedy
2 10,590 Venus and Adonis Poem
3 14,064 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
4 38,894 Twelfth Night Comedy
5 19,674 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
6 25,981 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
7 14,381 Timon of Athens Tragedy
8 38,335 Tempest Comedy
9 25,598 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
10 30,796 Sonnets Sonnet
11 112,109 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
12 26,792 Richard III History
13 23,046 Richard II History
14 13,456 Rape of Lucrece Poem
15 1,504 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
16 16,252 Pericles History
17 3,581 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
18 83,273 Othello Tragedy
19 30,657 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 53,047 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
21 16,173 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
22 36,599 Merchant of Venice Comedy
23 26,076 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 161,442 Macbeth Tragedy
25 4,541 Lover's Complaint Poem
26 23,339 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 69,460 King Lear Tragedy
28 14,252 King John History
29 34,871 Julius Caesar Tragedy
30 15,680 Henry VIII History
31 15,062 Henry VI, Part III History
32 17,707 Henry VI, Part II History
33 16,162 Henry VI, Part I History
34 28,601 Henry V History
35 22,468 Henry IV, Part II History
36 31,054 Henry IV, Part I History
37 147,780 Hamlet Tragedy
38 22,373 Cymbeline Tragedy
39 24,475 Coriolanus Tragedy
40 14,801 Comedy of Errors Comedy
41 29,480 As You Like It Comedy
42 30,757 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
43 24,173 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy

Last updated on June 30, 2016 at 7:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 3,312,979 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,400,069 (42.3%) 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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