Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 257,766 Macbeth Tragedy
2 223,983 Hamlet Tragedy
3 190,242 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 134,287 Othello Tragedy
5 111,362 King Lear Tragedy
6 84,896 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 63,932 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 61,095 Merchant of Venice Comedy
9 59,763 Henry V History
10 59,291 Tempest Comedy
11 58,747 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 57,179 As You Like It Comedy
13 56,603 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
14 56,340 Henry IV, Part I History
15 55,040 Julius Caesar Tragedy
16 50,211 Sonnets Sonnet
17 48,847 Richard III History
18 48,804 Coriolanus Tragedy
19 48,194 Henry IV, Part II History
20 46,335 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
21 44,797 Cymbeline Tragedy
22 43,778 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
23 43,588 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 43,156 Winter's Tale Comedy
25 42,721 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
26 40,734 Richard II History
27 40,269 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
28 38,899 Henry VI, Part III History
29 38,852 Henry VI, Part I History
30 35,187 Henry VI, Part II History
31 33,316 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
32 31,890 Pericles History
33 31,410 Henry VIII History
34 29,372 King John History
35 29,351 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
36 28,550 Rape of Lucrece Poem
37 27,865 Comedy of Errors Comedy
38 26,858 Timon of Athens Tragedy
39 24,573 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
40 21,050 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 10,216 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 8,768 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 2,752 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on February 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 5,351,502 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 2,453,780 (45.9%) 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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