So I found an interesting paper that I thought I would share the link for your enjoyment. It is on women's roles in Elizabethan society and Shakespeare's use of cross-dressing.
It focuses mainly on Merchant of Venice, As You Like It and Twelfth Night. Basically it is most (but not all as it is limited to three plays) of the information and conclusions that I have come up with just haven't had time to formulate into a well written article. One of these days I will actually write some of the papers on Shakespeare that I have been longing to write.