Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 1,306 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
2 3,023 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
3 3,807 Lover's Complaint Poem
4 8,831 Venus and Adonis Poem
5 11,214 Rape of Lucrece Poem
6 11,891 King John History
7 11,987 Timon of Athens Tragedy
8 12,221 Henry VIII History
9 12,263 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
10 12,653 Comedy of Errors Comedy
11 12,706 Henry VI, Part III History
12 13,407 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
13 13,426 Henry VI, Part I History
14 14,173 Pericles History
15 14,683 Henry VI, Part II History
16 16,764 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
17 18,881 Cymbeline Tragedy
18 19,177 Henry IV, Part II History
19 19,314 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
20 20,091 Richard II History
21 20,117 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
22 20,649 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
23 20,771 Coriolanus Tragedy
24 22,171 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
25 22,745 Winter's Tale Comedy
26 22,874 Measure for Measure Comedy
27 23,076 Richard III History
28 23,978 Henry V History
29 25,645 As You Like It Comedy
30 26,291 Sonnets Sonnet
31 26,324 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
32 27,160 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
33 27,318 Henry IV, Part I History
34 30,280 Julius Caesar Tragedy
35 31,695 Merchant of Venice Comedy
36 31,847 Tempest Comedy
37 33,665 Twelfth Night Comedy
38 45,302 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
39 60,095 King Lear Tragedy
40 72,375 Othello Tragedy
41 92,133 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
42 130,369 Hamlet Tragedy
43 142,058 Macbeth Tragedy

Last updated on February 13, 2016 at 10:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 2,867,703 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,197,687 (41.8%) 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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