This dataset quantifies writing (in number of articles, books, dissertations, and monographs) about each of Shakespeare’s plays during each year in the period 1960-2010. The information was extracted from the World Shakespeare Bibliography (www.worldshakesbib.org).
This data was used to write:
Estill, Laura, Dominic Klyve, and Kate Bridal, "‘Spare your Arithmetic, never count the turns’: A Statistical Analysis of Writing About Shakespeare, 1960-2010." Shakespeare Quarterly 66.1 (2015): 1-28.