Most-searched works within OSS

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# Search count Work Genre
1 409,871 Macbeth Tragedy
2 389,881 Hamlet Tragedy
3 350,933 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy
4 263,441 Othello Tragedy
5 239,450 King Lear Tragedy
6 190,029 Henry V History
7 181,868 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy
8 180,801 Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy
9 175,588 Twelfth Night Comedy
10 169,867 Henry IV, Part I History
11 169,181 As You Like It Comedy
12 166,552 Coriolanus Tragedy
13 164,325 Cymbeline Tragedy
14 162,281 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy
15 161,535 Henry IV, Part II History
16 160,943 Merchant of Venice Comedy
17 159,545 Richard III History
18 151,073 Tempest Comedy
19 149,362 Much Ado about Nothing Comedy
20 148,314 Winter's Tale Comedy
21 145,641 Henry VI, Part I History
22 144,925 Troilus and Cressida Tragedy
23 144,921 Love's Labour's Lost Comedy
24 144,196 Henry VI, Part II History
25 141,694 Julius Caesar Tragedy
26 140,799 Sonnets Sonnet
27 140,794 Richard II History
28 140,521 Titus Andronicus Tragedy
29 137,426 Henry VI, Part III History
30 136,653 Measure for Measure Comedy
31 128,875 Taming of the Shrew Comedy
32 128,862 Henry VIII History
33 124,311 King John History
34 123,433 Rape of Lucrece Poem
35 122,731 Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy
36 121,318 Pericles History
37 115,883 Timon of Athens Tragedy
38 104,071 Comedy of Errors Comedy
39 96,375 Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy
40 94,399 Venus and Adonis Poem
41 40,333 Lover's Complaint Poem
42 37,044 Passionate Pilgrim Poem
43 9,254 Phoenix and the Turtle Poem

Last updated on April 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm (GMT0)

There have been 10,799,536 total searches since search logging began on September 22, 2012. Of those, 6,780,981 (62.8%) 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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