Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 1,976 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
2 4,867 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
3 6,185 Lover's Complaint Poem
4 14,256 Venus and Adonis Poem
5 18,162 Rape of Lucrece Poem
6 18,770 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
7 18,859 King John History
8 19,001 Comedy of Errors Comedy
9 19,598 Timon of Athens Tragedy
10 19,653 Henry VI, Part III History
11 20,577 Pericles History
12 20,582 Henry VIII History
13 20,966 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
14 21,556 Henry VI, Part I History
15 23,251 Henry VI, Part II History
16 25,309 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
17 28,764 Henry IV, Part II History
18 28,791 Richard II History
19 28,968 Cymbeline Tragedy
20 29,598 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
21 30,668 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
22 31,349 Coriolanus Tragedy
23 31,541 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
24 32,077 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
25 32,773 Measure for Measure Comedy
26 33,438 Winter's Tale Comedy
27 34,632 Richard III History
28 35,872 Henry V History
29 37,773 As You Like It Comedy
30 38,534 Sonnets Sonnet
31 38,704 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
32 39,062 Henry IV, Part I History
33 42,247 Julius Caesar Tragedy
34 42,285 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
35 46,458 Merchant of Venice Comedy
36 48,101 Tempest Comedy
37 48,280 Twelfth Night Comedy
38 66,746 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
39 87,060 King Lear Tragedy
40 108,373 Othello Tragedy
41 148,369 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
42 179,722 Hamlet Tragedy
43 210,955 Macbeth Tragedy

Last updated on April 24, 2017 at 7:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 4,161,785 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 1,798,059 (43.2%) 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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