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Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 348,379 Macbeth Tragedy
2 313,433 Hamlet Tragedy
3 268,920 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 191,143 Othello Tragedy
5 164,735 King Lear Tragedy
6 118,497 Twelfth Night Comedy
7 117,288 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
8 116,187 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
9 111,924 Henry V History
10 105,405 As You Like It Comedy
11 104,016 Henry IV, Part I History
12 100,326 Coriolanus Tragedy
13 97,706 Cymbeline Tragedy
14 97,421 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
15 96,084 Henry IV, Part II History
16 93,331 Merchant of Venice Comedy
17 91,208 Julius Caesar Tragedy
18 90,499 Tempest Comedy
19 88,107 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 81,375 Henry VI, Part I History
21 78,837 Sonnets Sonnet
22 78,067 Richard III History
23 75,077 Henry VI, Part II History
24 74,352 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 72,784 Henry VI, Part III History
26 72,558 Measure for Measure Comedy
27 70,785 Winter's Tale Comedy
28 68,843 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
29 68,073 Richard II History
30 66,989 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
31 66,121 Henry VIII History
32 63,661 Comedy of Errors Comedy
33 61,468 King John History
34 59,427 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
35 52,486 Pericles History
36 51,155 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
37 49,774 Rape of Lucrece Poem
38 47,185 Timon of Athens Tragedy
39 41,470 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
40 36,863 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 21,193 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 15,576 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 4,664 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on January 21, 2022 at 3:00 am (GMT-8)

There have been 7,980,655 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 4,029,928 (50.5%) 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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