Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 83,071 Hamlet Tragedy
2 82,061 Macbeth Tragedy
3 48,980 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 45,933 Othello Tragedy
5 38,637 King Lear Tragedy
6 28,131 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 20,852 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 19,925 Tempest Comedy
9 19,640 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 18,415 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 17,869 Henry IV, Part I History
12 17,234 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
13 16,659 Sonnets Sonnet
14 15,105 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
15 14,935 As You Like It Comedy
16 14,767 Measure for Measure Comedy
17 14,109 Richard III History
18 14,061 Henry V History
19 13,509 Winter's Tale Comedy
20 12,948 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 12,612 Coriolanus Tragedy
22 12,417 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
23 11,880 Richard II History
24 11,432 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
25 11,167 Henry IV, Part II History
26 11,073 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 10,609 Cymbeline Tragedy
28 9,637 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 8,750 Pericles History
30 8,335 Henry VI, Part II History
31 7,696 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 7,678 Comedy of Errors Comedy
33 7,576 Henry VI, Part I History
34 7,234 Henry VI, Part III History
35 6,901 Henry VIII History
36 6,735 Timon of Athens Tragedy
37 6,310 King John History
38 6,138 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
39 5,931 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 4,686 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 2,005 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 1,683 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 657 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on November 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm (GMT-5)

There have been 1,746,724 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 719,202 (41.2%) 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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