Ever wanted to know how many times the word ‘revenge’ appears in Hamlet? How about ‘love’ in Romeo and Juliet? Or every mention of ‘war’ in Shakespeare’s cannon?
If you don’t want to go through and count very carefully, then the Concordance of Shakespeare’s Complete Works is the site for you. Part of Open Source Shakespeare, the site allows interested parties to search or browse Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets, and long poems for/by words, phrases, parts of words. You can also view different works or different versions of the same works side by side and examine their similarities and differences.
The concordance is a tremendous scholarly resource and a good way of satisfying personal curiosity.