Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 567,448 Macbeth Tragedy
2 560,687 Hamlet Tragedy
3 469,119 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 364,057 Othello Tragedy
5 357,521 King Lear Tragedy
6 328,193 Henry V History
7 314,408 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
8 308,292 Coriolanus Tragedy
9 302,982 Cymbeline Tragedy
10 291,524 Henry IV, Part I History
11 288,108 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
12 284,134 Twelfth Night Comedy
13 283,491 Henry IV, Part II History
14 280,603 As You Like It Comedy
15 257,508 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
16 252,363 Henry VI, Part II History
17 251,313 Henry VI, Part I History
18 245,152 Richard III History
19 241,091 Merchant of Venice Comedy
20 236,855 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
21 229,050 Henry VI, Part III History
22 228,685 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
23 226,969 Winter's Tale Comedy
24 222,520 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
25 222,424 Tempest Comedy
26 221,027 Henry VIII History
27 218,635 Julius Caesar Tragedy
28 217,580 Richard II History
29 217,149 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
30 211,624 Sonnets Sonnet
31 210,930 Measure for Measure Comedy
32 209,568 King John History
33 201,093 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
34 194,947 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
35 194,449 Rape of Lucrece Poem
36 192,290 Timon of Athens Tragedy
37 191,931 Comedy of Errors Comedy
38 187,659 Pericles History
39 154,088 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
40 146,340 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 66,768 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 60,188 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 14,906 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on September 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 15,885,365 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 10,708,913 (67.4%) 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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