Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 95,310 Macbeth Tragedy
2 94,024 Hamlet Tragedy
3 56,358 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 51,492 Othello Tragedy
5 42,231 King Lear Tragedy
6 31,232 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 23,673 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 22,387 Tempest Comedy
9 21,823 Merchant of Venice Comedy
10 20,352 Julius Caesar Tragedy
11 20,027 Henry IV, Part I History
12 19,302 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
13 18,045 Sonnets Sonnet
14 17,191 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
15 16,509 As You Like It Comedy
16 15,958 Measure for Measure Comedy
17 15,481 Henry V History
18 15,266 Richard III History
19 14,825 Winter's Tale Comedy
20 14,111 Coriolanus Tragedy
21 14,108 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
22 13,787 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
23 13,159 Richard II History
24 12,599 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
25 12,507 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
26 12,153 Henry IV, Part II History
27 11,742 Cymbeline Tragedy
28 10,562 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
29 9,428 Pericles History
30 9,001 Henry VI, Part II History
31 8,526 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
32 8,469 Comedy of Errors Comedy
33 8,245 Henry VI, Part I History
34 7,919 Henry VI, Part III History
35 7,579 Henry VIII History
36 7,367 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
37 7,344 Timon of Athens Tragedy
38 7,025 King John History
39 6,525 Rape of Lucrece Poem
40 5,199 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 2,250 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 1,870 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 781 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on February 27, 2015 at 2:00 am (GMT-5)

There have been 1,966,873 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 803,726 (40.9%) 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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