Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 305,852 Macbeth Tragedy
2 267,306 Hamlet Tragedy
3 246,976 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 171,621 Othello Tragedy
5 144,693 King Lear Tragedy
6 110,104 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
7 91,990 Twelfth Night Comedy
8 90,729 Henry V History
9 88,278 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
10 88,231 As You Like It Comedy
11 84,698 Merchant of Venice Comedy
12 82,555 Tempest Comedy
13 81,788 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
14 81,053 Henry IV, Part I History
15 75,691 Julius Caesar Tragedy
16 75,463 Richard III History
17 75,011 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
18 74,880 Coriolanus Tragedy
19 74,308 Henry IV, Part II History
20 72,589 Sonnets Sonnet
21 71,433 Cymbeline Tragedy
22 66,371 Winter's Tale Comedy
23 65,485 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
24 65,055 Richard II History
25 64,729 Henry VI, Part I History
26 64,544 Measure for Measure Comedy
27 64,000 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
28 62,839 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
29 62,079 Henry VI, Part III History
30 58,056 Henry VI, Part II History
31 57,875 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
32 54,144 Henry VIII History
33 51,832 Pericles History
34 50,502 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
35 50,370 Rape of Lucrece Poem
36 50,113 King John History
37 45,928 Comedy of Errors Comedy
38 45,567 Timon of Athens Tragedy
39 39,497 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
40 36,579 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 16,415 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 14,622 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 4,251 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on October 17, 2018 at 1:00 am (GMT0)

There have been 6,867,253 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 3,518,254 (51.2%) 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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