Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 216,990 Winter's Tale Comedy
2 140,232 Venus and Adonis Poem
3 147,334 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
4 271,498 Twelfth Night Comedy
5 218,561 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
6 206,825 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
7 184,163 Timon of Athens Tragedy
8 213,538 Tempest Comedy
9 190,782 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
10 200,144 Sonnets Sonnet
11 454,696 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
12 232,523 Richard III History
13 206,046 Richard II History
14 184,140 Rape of Lucrece Poem
15 14,096 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem
16 177,628 Pericles History
17 56,883 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
18 349,586 Othello Tragedy
19 211,862 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 246,352 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
21 184,138 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
22 229,827 Merchant of Venice Comedy
23 199,967 Measure for Measure Comedy
24 536,169 Macbeth Tragedy
25 62,707 Lover's Complaint Poem
26 224,394 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
27 341,282 King Lear Tragedy
28 197,160 King John History
29 208,513 Julius Caesar Tragedy
30 208,298 Henry VIII History
31 217,435 Henry VI, Part III History
32 239,585 Henry VI, Part II History
33 237,750 Henry VI, Part I History
34 308,479 Henry V History
35 266,307 Henry IV, Part II History
36 275,071 Henry IV, Part I History
37 535,019 Hamlet Tragedy
38 284,934 Cymbeline Tragedy
39 289,825 Coriolanus Tragedy
40 180,798 Comedy of Errors Comedy
41 264,316 As You Like It Comedy
42 295,062 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
43 265,261 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy

Last updated on May 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 15,074,183 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 10,158,683 (67.4%) 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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