A List Of 15 Potential Research Paper Topics About Shakespeare
Writing a research paper is a daunting task in itself, but when you are asked to write one on a topic related to Shakespeare, it may make you feel totally disheartened. Finding something to write that is totally singular, and which your instructor has not already come across, will be a formidable task.
But fear not; writing about Shakespeare isn’t quite that much of a herculean task. It is all about your own discriminative perception. Take some time to resonate with your inner thoughts about his work. Look for material that has not been touched upon before in your class. Go through your institution's library and read what previous students have submitted.
If you are still at a loss, here are some potentially interesting propositions to which you may commit yourself to. But, do not by any measure limit yourself to only those mentioned here.
- Write about the bard himself. There are various biographies available at most libraries to keep you busy for a long time. You could write about his lifestyle, the company he kept, the kind of person you think he was, etc.
- You could dedicate an entire thesis over the controversies about his authorship.
- Remember that he was varied in his work. Write about how his plays differed.
- Pick his historical plays.
- Dissect his romantic plays.
- Comment on his comedies.
- Ruminate on his tragic works.
- Write about the sonnets he made.
- The music that shows up in his works could be another topic to consider.
- You could spotlight on a singular piece of his work. Your options can include, but not be restricted to pieces like Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Macbeth, etc.
- Write about his political views.
- Discuss how he influenced everything around him.
- How he inspired an assassin.
- Talk about the new words he has given the English language.
- You could also spotlight Shakespeare’s approach toward sexuality.
The best thing to do would be to start with what you are comfortable with then and expand from there. This holds true for any topic you are tasked with writing the essay on. Find something you really and truly enjoy and are interested in researching. Brainstorm with family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and anyone else who will lend you an ear. Watch related shows on television or the internet to garner new possibilities. Watching related documentaries will provide you with insights that you might not have thought about before.