William Shakespeare bibliographic essay: What are the trends with your author? What are the titles and abstracts telling you about what is being looked at by scholars?

The choice chosen was a bibliographic essay. First, choose one of the authors we’ve studied this semester(William Shakespeare). Then, look over the research on your author in the MLA Bibliography, which the college has online, for the decades 1950-59, 1960-69, 1970-79, 1980-89, 1990-99, 2000-2009, and 2010-16.
a. What are the trends with your author? What are the titles and abstracts telling you about what is being looked at by scholars? Which works are being focused on? These things go in cycles.
b. Identify patterns you see.
c. Choose 2 representative essays from each decade to tell me about in detail.
d. Then take all of this information and give me a decade by decade overview of research on your author. As we mentioned in class, you might see certain works being focused on, or race, class, or gender being investigated. Use the representative essays to illustrate your ideas.
e. What I’m looking for is what you discover as you go through the research titles.
f. The research here will take most of the time, but thanks to computers, this is a lot easier than when I had to do it in school.