Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 111,606 Macbeth Tragedy
2 102,450 Hamlet Tragedy
3 70,554 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 57,729 Othello Tragedy
5 48,370 King Lear Tragedy
6 35,039 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 26,920 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 24,839 Tempest Comedy
9 24,813 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 23,709 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 21,661 Henry IV, Part I History
12 21,187 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
13 19,939 Sonnets Sonnet
14 19,507 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
15 18,293 As You Like It Comedy
16 17,334 Measure for Measure Comedy
17 17,015 Henry V History
18 17,001 Richard III History
19 16,902 Winter's Tale Comedy
20 15,851 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
21 15,575 Coriolanus Tragedy
22 15,207 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
23 14,532 Richard II History
24 14,280 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 14,077 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
26 13,344 Henry IV, Part II History
27 13,093 Cymbeline Tragedy
28 11,696 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 10,249 Pericles History
30 9,965 Henry VI, Part II History
31 9,339 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 9,227 Comedy of Errors Comedy
33 9,122 Henry VI, Part I History
34 8,786 Henry VI, Part III History
35 8,320 Henry VIII History
36 8,188 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
37 8,151 Timon of Athens Tragedy
38 7,866 King John History
39 7,323 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 5,860 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 2,617 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 2,072 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 922 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on May 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm (GMT-4)

There have been 2,218,164 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 905,708 (40.8%) 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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