Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 1,835 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
2 4,314 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
3 5,504 Lover's Complaint Poem
4 13,005 Venus and Adonis Poem
5 16,524 Rape of Lucrece Poem
6 16,874 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
7 17,143 King John History
8 17,377 Comedy of Errors Comedy
9 17,693 Timon of Athens Tragedy
10 17,886 Henry VI, Part III History
11 18,941 Henry VIII History
12 19,021 Pericles History
13 19,220 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
14 19,481 Henry VI, Part I History
15 21,272 Henry VI, Part II History
16 23,295 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
17 26,325 Henry IV, Part II History
18 26,588 Cymbeline Tragedy
19 26,814 Richard II History
20 27,375 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
21 28,234 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
22 28,475 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 29,533 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
24 29,647 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
25 30,080 Measure for Measure Comedy
26 30,900 Winter's Tale Comedy
27 31,820 Richard III History
28 33,204 Henry V History
29 34,745 As You Like It Comedy
30 35,591 Sonnets Sonnet
31 35,770 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
32 36,032 Henry IV, Part I History
33 37,216 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
34 38,859 Julius Caesar Tragedy
35 43,081 Merchant of Venice Comedy
36 43,670 Tempest Comedy
37 45,124 Twelfth Night Comedy
38 60,436 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
39 79,497 King Lear Tragedy
40 96,240 Othello Tragedy
41 128,745 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
42 167,351 Hamlet Tragedy
43 188,134 Macbeth Tragedy

Last updated on January 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 3,832,110 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,633,937 (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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