Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 188,093 Macbeth Tragedy
2 167,282 Hamlet Tragedy
3 128,690 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 96,193 Othello Tragedy
5 79,478 King Lear Tragedy
6 60,414 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 45,102 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 43,649 Tempest Comedy
9 43,064 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 38,832 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 37,189 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
12 36,019 Henry IV, Part I History
13 35,751 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
14 35,575 Sonnets Sonnet
15 34,722 As You Like It Comedy
16 33,190 Henry V History
17 31,792 Richard III History
18 30,881 Winter's Tale Comedy
19 30,068 Measure for Measure Comedy
20 29,623 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
21 29,519 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
22 28,462 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 28,213 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
24 27,364 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 26,799 Richard II History
26 26,572 Cymbeline Tragedy
27 26,306 Henry IV, Part II History
28 23,275 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 21,262 Henry VI, Part II History
30 19,470 Henry VI, Part I History
31 19,192 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 19,007 Pericles History
33 18,929 Henry VIII History
34 17,874 Henry VI, Part III History
35 17,683 Timon of Athens Tragedy
36 17,364 Comedy of Errors Comedy
37 17,133 King John History
38 16,866 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
39 16,509 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 13,001 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 5,500 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 4,310 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 1,834 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on January 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 3,829,849 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,633,117 (42.6%) 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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