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Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 385,055 Macbeth Tragedy
2 352,874 Hamlet Tragedy
3 301,562 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 220,420 Othello Tragedy
5 193,545 King Lear Tragedy
6 139,791 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
7 137,090 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 137,019 Henry V History
9 135,544 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
10 127,472 As You Like It Comedy
11 127,291 Henry IV, Part I History
12 124,724 Coriolanus Tragedy
13 123,210 Cymbeline Tragedy
14 120,108 Henry IV, Part II History
15 119,906 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
16 112,306 Julius Caesar Tragedy
17 111,607 Merchant of Venice Comedy
18 110,846 Tempest Comedy
19 106,431 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 104,649 Henry VI, Part I History
21 99,227 Henry VI, Part II History
22 98,414 Richard III History
23 97,850 Sonnets Sonnet
24 97,098 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 94,182 Henry VI, Part III History
26 90,565 Winter's Tale Comedy
27 89,539 Measure for Measure Comedy
28 87,994 Henry VIII History
29 87,404 Richard II History
30 86,058 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
31 83,995 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
32 83,100 King John History
33 79,454 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
34 78,700 Comedy of Errors Comedy
35 67,997 Pericles History
36 67,510 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
37 66,934 Rape of Lucrece Poem
38 63,429 Timon of Athens Tragedy
39 55,087 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
40 50,139 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 29,478 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 21,354 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 6,371 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on October 6, 2022 at 3:00 am (GMT-7)

There have been 9,278,323 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 4,904,213 (52.9%) 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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