2005 Drama

Does opera (and, for that matter, musicals) belong in both the drama and music category—or just the music category? We included it in both, for this updated subset of the OCLC Top 1000 list.

Some of the works in this category were originally offered as plays, and later novelized. We tried to include such titles in both Drama and Fiction categories.

#1  Hamlet William Shakespeare Library holdings: 39,521 Bibliographic records: 2,008 Rank on complete list: 9 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#2  Macbeth William Shakespeare Library holdings: 30,388 Bibliographic records: 1,562 Rank on complete list: 19 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#3  Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare Library holdings: 28,646 Bibliographic records: 1,292 Rank o complete list: 22 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#4  King Lear William Shakespeare Library holdings: 27,163 Bibliographic records: 1,112 Rank on complete list: 27 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#5  Faust Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Library holdings: 25,492 Bibliographic records: 1,855 Rank on complete list: 33 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#6  Julius Caesar William Shakespeare Library holdings: 24,990 Bibliographic records: 1,113 Rank on complete list: 35 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#7  Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare Library holdings: 24,033 Bibliographic records: 953 Rank on complete list: 36 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#8  Othello William Shakespeare Library holdings: 23,993 Bibliographic records: 988 Rank on complete list: 37 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#9  Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare Library holdings: 23,922 Bibliographic records: 1,256 Rank on complete list: 38 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#10  Tempest William Shakespeare Library holdings: 21,507 Bibliographic records: 868 Rank on complete list: 52 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#11  Twelfth Night William Shakespeare Library holdings: 20,014 Bibliographic records: 804 Rank on complete list: 58 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#12  As You Like It William Shakespeare Library holdings: 19,745 Bibliographic records: 847 Rank on complete list: 61 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#13  Carmen Georges Bizet Library holdings: 18,832 Bibliographic records: 1,243 Rank on complete list: 66 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#14  Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Library holdings: 16,819 Bibliographic records: 1,084 Rank on complete list: 81 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#15  Antony and Cleopatra William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,936 Bibliographic records: 504 Rank on complete list: 96 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#16  La Bohème Giacomo Puccini Library holdings: 15,935 Bibliographic records: 843 Rank on complete list: 97 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#17  Taming of the Shrew William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,536 Bibliographic records: 522 Rank on complete list: 102 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#18  Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Library holdings: 15,481 Bibliographic records: 940 Rank on complete list: 103 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#19  Much Ado about Nothing William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,475 Bibliographic records: 583 Rank on complete list: 104 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#20  Henry V William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,440 Bibliographic records: 539 Rank on complete list: 105 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#21  Richard II William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,340 Bibliographic records: 575 Rank on complete list: 106 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#22  Richard III William Shakespeare Library holdings: 15,316 Bibliographic records: 658 Rank on complete list: 107 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#23  Marriage of Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Library holdings: 14,121 Bibliographic records: 915 Rank on complete list: 126 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#24  Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand Library holdings: 13,864 Bibliographic records: 443 Rank on complete list: 135 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#25  La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi Library holdings: 13,753 Bibliographic records: 980 Rank on complete list: 138 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#26 Aida Giuseppe Verdi Library holdings: 13,687 Bibliographic records: 875 Rank on complete list: 140 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#27 Winter's Tale William Shakespeare Library holdings: 12,664 Bibliographic records: 466 Rank on complete list: 150 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#28 Madame Butterfly Giacomo Puccini Library holdings: 12,652 Bibliographic records: 652 Rank on complete list: 151 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#29 Peter Pan J. M. Barrie Library holdings: 12,426 Bibliographic records: 314 Rank on complete list: 161 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#30 Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi Library holdings: 12,422 Bibliographic records: 788 Rank on complete list: 162 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#31 Tosca Giacomo Puccini Library holdings: 12,402 Bibliographic records: 691 Rank on complete list: 164 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#32 Measure for Measure William Shakespeare Library holdings: 12,303 Bibliographic records: 356 Rank on complete list: 170 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#33 Oedipus Rex Sophocles Library holdings: 11,620 Bibliographic records: 526 Rank on complete list: 187 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#34 Coriolanus William Shakespeare Library holdings: 11,570 Bibliographic records: 422 Rank on complete list: 188 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#35 Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare Library holdings: 11,165 Bibliographic records: 325 Rank on complete list: 199 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#36 Barber of Seville Gioacchino Rossini Library holdings: 11,071 Bibliographic records: 779 Rank on complete list: 204 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#37 Love's Labour's Lost William Shakespeare Library holdings: 10,917 Bibliographic records: 295 Rank on complete list: 208 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#38 King John William Shakespeare Library holdings: 10,765 Bibliographic records: 376 Rank on complete list: 213 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#39 All's Well that Ends Well William Shakespeare Library holdings: 10,667 Bibliographic records: 258 Rank on complete list: 216 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#40 Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare Library holdings: 10,659 Bibliographic records: 489 Rank on complete list: 218 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#41 Tristan and Isolde Richard Wagner Library holdings: 10,574 Bibliographic records: 600 Rank on complete list: 221 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#42 Henry IV Part 1 William Shakespeare Library holdings: 10,484 Bibliographic records: 312 Rank on complete list: 226 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#43 Così Fan Tutte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Library holdings: 10,109 Bibliographic records: 503 Rank on complete list: 252 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#44 Troilus and Cressida William Shakespeare Library holdings: 10,058 Bibliographic records: 230 Rank on complete list: 254 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#45 Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi Library holdings: 10,016 Bibliographic records: 787 Rank on complete list: 255 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#46 Lucia di Lammermoor Gaetano Donizetti Library holdings: 9,998 Bibliographic records: 653 Rank on complete list: 256 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#47 Oresteia Aeschylus Library holdings: 9,927 Bibliographic records: 191 Rank on complete list: 258 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#48 Titus Andronicus William Shakespeare Library holdings: 9,830 Bibliographic records: 238 Rank on complete list: 264 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#49 Otello Giuseppe Verdi Library holdings: 9,419 Bibliographic records: 485 Rank on complete list: 279 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#50 Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller Library holdings: 9,295 Bibliographic records: 145 Rank on complete list: 285 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#51 Cymbeline William Shakespeare Library holdings: 9,150 Bibliographic records: 353 Rank on complete list: 296 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#52 Henry VIII William Shakespeare Library holdings: 8,933 Bibliographic records: 338 Rank on complete list: 313 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#53 Two Gentlemen of Verona William Shakespeare Library holdings: 8,720 Bibliographic records: 239 Rank on complete list: 327 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#54 Meistersingers of Nurenberg Richard Wagner Library holdings: 8,706 Bibliographic records: 559 Rank on complete list: 329 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#55 Cavalleria Rusticana Pietro Mascagni Library holdings: 8,613 Bibliographic records: 567 Rank on complete list: 340 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#56 West Side Story Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim Library holdings: 8,534 Bibliographic records: 262 Rank on complete list: 343 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#57 Porgy and Bess George Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, and Ira Gershwin Library holdings: 8,519 Bibliographic records: 409 Rank on complete list: 348 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#58 Antigone Sophocles Library holdings: 8,184 Bibliographic records: 499 Rank on complete list: 372 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#59 Pericles William Shakespeare Library holdings: 7,975 Bibliographic records: 229 Rank on complete list: 392 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#60 Timon of Athens William Shakespeare Library holdings: 7,938 Bibliographic records: 234 Rank on complete list: 396 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#61 Faust Charles Gounod Library holdings: 7,917 Bibliographic records: 726 Rank on complete list: 400 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#62 Hamlet [film version] William Shakespeare Library holdings: 7,881 Bibliographic records: 138 Rank on complete list: 406 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#63 Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry Library holdings: 7,781 Bibliographic records: 65 Rank on complete list: 415 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#64 My Fair Lady Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner Library holdings: 7,659 Bibliographic records: 276 Rank on complete list: 427 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#65 Dido and Aeneas Henry Purcell Library holdings: 7,449 Bibliographic records: 261 Rank on complete list: 449 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#66 Ring of the Niebelung Richard Wagner Library holdings: 7,336 Bibliographic records: 395 Rank on complete list: 463 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#67 Parsifal Richard Wagner Library holdings: 7,158 Bibliographic records: 507 Rank on complete list: 493 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#68 Sound of Music Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein Library holdings: 7,083 Bibliographic records: 230 Rank on complete list: 505 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#69 Lohengrin Richard Wagner Library holdings: 7,051 Bibliographic records: 566 Rank on complete list: 514 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#70 Salome Richard Strauss Library holdings: 7,038 Bibliographic records: 260 Rank on complete list: 516 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#71 Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett Library holdings: 7,023 Bibliographic records: 148 Rank on complete list: 521 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#72 Twilight of the Gods Richard Wagner Library holdings: 6,942 Bibliographic records: 421 Rank on complete list: 533 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#73 Rheingold Richard Wagner Library holdings: 6,930 Bibliographic records: 379 Rank on complete list: 536 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#74 Valkyrie Richard Wagner Library holdings: 6,894 Bibliographic records: 455 Rank on complete list: 544 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#75 Macbeth [film version] William Shakespeare Library holdings: 6,854 Bibliographic records: 163 Rank on complete list: 553 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#76 Tannhäuser Richard Wagner Library holdings: 6,827 Bibliographic records: 538 Rank on complete list: 561 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#77 Falstaff Giuseppe Verdi Library holdings: 6,788 Bibliographic records: 305 Rank on complete list: 568 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#78 Norma Vincenzo Bellini Library holdings: 6,584 Bibliographic records: 571 Rank on complete list: 604 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#79 Turandot Giacomo Puccini Library holdings: 6,559 Bibliographic records: 311 Rank on complete list: 606 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#80 Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams Library holdings: 6,521 Bibliographic records: 105 Rank on complete list: 619 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#81 Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde Library holdings: 6,417 Bibliographic records: 240 Rank on complete list: 642 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#82 Ballo in Maschera Giuseppe Verdi Library holdings: 6,405 Bibliographic records: 489 Rank on complete list: 645 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#83 Flying Dutchman Richard Wagner Library holdings: 6,338 Bibliographic records: 450 Rank on complete list: 657 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#84 Fledermaus Johann Strauss Library holdings: 6,282 Bibliographic records: 399 Rank on complete list: 669 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#85 Siegfried Richard Wagner Library holdings: 6,281 Bibliographic records: 362 Rank on complete list: 670 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#86 Phaedra Jean Racine Library holdings: 6,265 Bibliographic records: 250 Rank on complete list: 677 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#87 Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw Library holdings: 6,241 Bibliographic records: 192 Rank on complete list: 684 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#88 Amahl and the Night Visitors Gian Carlo Menotti Library holdings: 6,220 Bibliographic records: 75 Rank on complete list: 688 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#89 Orpheus and Euridice Christoph Willibald Gluck Library holdings: 6,192 Bibliographic records: 385 Rank on complete list: 696 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#90 Life Is a Dream Pedro Calderón de la Barca Library holdings: 6,185 Bibliographic records: 384 Rank on complete list: 698 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#91 Doctor Faustus Christopher Marlowe Library holdings: 6,125 Bibliographic records: 211 Rank on complete list: 719 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#92 Fiddler on the Roof Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick Library holdings: 6,094 Bibliographic records: 174 Rank on complete list: 731 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#93 Medea Euripides Library holdings: 6,075 Bibliographic records: 365 Rank on complete list: 739 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#94 Lysistrata Aristophanes Library holdings: 6,059 Bibliographic records: 185 Rank on complete list: 743 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#95 Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss Library holdings: 5,967 Bibliographic records: 260 Rank on complete list: 763 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#96 Bacchae Euripides Library holdings: 5,964 Bibliographic records: 221 Rank on complete list: 766 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#97 King Lear [film version] William Shakespeare Library holdings: 5,814 Bibliographic records: 109 Rank on complete list: 819 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#98 Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams Library holdings: 5,702 Bibliographic records: 88 Rank on complete list: 849 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#99 William Tell Friedrich Schiller Library holdings: 5,692 Bibliographic records: 411 Rank on complete list: 850 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#100 Midsummer Night's Dream [film version] William Shakespeare Library holdings: 5,572 Bibliographic records: 134 Rank on complete list: 889 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#101 Crucible Arthur Miller Library holdings: 5,453 Bibliographic records: 51 Rank on complete list: 935 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#102 Murder in the Cathedral T. S. Eliot Library holdings: 5,338 Bibliographic records: 89 Rank on complete list: 979 Find this title in an OCLC library near you
#103 Saint Joan George Bernard Shaw Library holdings: 5,313 Bibliographic records: 135 Rank on complete list: 992 Find this title in an OCLC library near you

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