Shakespeare is quoted from:

The Arden Edition of the Works of William Shakespeare, PROUDFOOT, Richard, (General Ed.), Routledge, London and New York.

General reference

EBISCH F.W. and SCHÜCKING L., Shakespeare Bibliography, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1931.

McMANAWAY J.G. and ROBERTS J.A., A Selective Bibliography of Shakespeare, University of Virginia, Charlottsville, 1975.

Oxford English Dictionary, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1933 (1961).

ROBIN, Percy Ansell, Animal Lore in English Literature, John Murray, London, 1932.

SKOOG, Clifford, PC-Shakespeare: an Hypertext Tool for the Study of Shakespeare, shareware, Clifford Skoog, California and DP-Tool, Villeneuve d'Asq, 1992.

SMITH, Gordon Ross, A Classified Shakespeare Bibliography 1936-1958, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1963.

SPEVACK, Martin, The Harvard Concordance to Shakespeare, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1973.

TILLEY, Morris Palmer, A Dictionary of the Proverbs in England in the 16th and 17th Centuries, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1950.

Natural History in Shakespeare's Time

The Boke of St. Albans; Hawking, hunting, fowling, and fishing, with the true measures of blowing... Whereunto is annexed, the manner and order in keeping of hawks... Now newly collected by W.G(ryndall) faulkener, London, 1596, Facsimile based on the Boke of St. Albans, traditionally attributed to Dame Juliana Barnes (1486), The English Experience in Facsimile, Amsterdam, 1972.

BOWLER, Peter J., The History of Environmental Sciences, Fontana Press, Harper Collins, London, 1992.

BROWN, Ivor, Shakespeare in his Time, Thomas Nelson, London and Edinburgh, 1960.

EVANS, A.H.(editor and translator), Turner on Birds: A Short and Succinct History of The Principal Birds Noticed by Pliny and Aristotle, (first published in 1544 by Doctor William Turner in Latin, Avium Praecipuarum, quarum apud Plinium et Aristotelum mentio est, brevis et succincta historia), Cambridge University Press, 1903.

HARRISON, William, (EDELEN, Georges ed.), The Description of England, Folger Documents of Tudor and Stuart Civilization, Folger Shakespeare Library, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1968.

PHIPSON, Emma, The Animal-Lore of Shakespeare's Time, Including Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Fish and Insects, London, 1883.

SEAGER, Herbert West, Natural History in Shakespeare's Time, London, Elliot Stock, 1896.

Shakespeare's England, Vol I and II, Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, 1916 (1950).

THOMAS, Keith, Man and the Natural World: Changing Attitudes in England 1500-1800, Allen Lane, Penguin Books, 1983.

TURBERVILLE, Georges, The Booke of Faulconrie or Hawking, 1575, The English Experience in Facsimile, Amsterdam, 1969.

VALE, Marcia, The Gentleman's Recreations: Accomplishments and Pastimes of the English Gentleman 1580-1630, D.S. Brewer, Ipswich - Rowman & Littlefield, Totowa, 1977.

WALTON, Izaak, The Compleat Angler, or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation (1653-1676), Everyman's Library, Dent-Dutton, 1962.

Shakespeare's Birds

DENT, Alan, World of Shakespeare: Animals and Monsters, Taplinger, New York, 1973.

FOX, Levi, An illustrated Introduction to Shakespeare's Birds, Jarrold Colour Publication and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford upon Avon, 1977.

GEIKIE, Sir Archibald, The Birds of Shakespeare, John Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow, 1916.

GOODFELLOW, Peter, Shakespeare's Birds, Kestrel Books, Penguin Books, London, 1983.

HARTING, James Edmund, The Ornithology of Shakespeare, A Critical Examination and Explanation of bird life in Elizabethan times as reflected in the works of Shakespeare,1871, Unwin Brothers, Surrey, 1978.

STOCKELBACH, Lavonia, The Birds of Shakespeare, Batsford, London, 1954.

WEBB, J.Bary, Shakespeare's Animal (and related) Imagery, Chiefly in The Erotic Context,

Cornwallis, 1988.

YODER, Audrey Elisabeth, Animal Analogy in Shakespeare's Character Portrayal as Shown in His Reflexion of The Aesopian Tradition and The Animal Aspect of Physiognomy, Kings Crown Press, New York City, 1947.

History of Birds in Britain

The Checklist of The Birds of The Western Palearctic, British Birds, Blunham, 1984.

FISHER, James, The Shell Bird Book, Ebury Press and Michael Joseph, London, 1966.

HARRISON, Collin J., The History of The Birds of Britain, Collins, London, 1988.

The Imagery: Studies and Illustrations

ANDERSON, Donald K. Jr.; SPIER, ROBERT F.G., "Hawk and Mortarboard in Hamlet", Notes & Queries, 1984 (31), 229-30.

ANDREWS, Michael Cameron, "The Owl's Merry Note", Notes & Queries, 1984 (31), 187-8.

ARMSTRONG, Edward Allworthy, Shakespeare's Imagination, Lindsay Drummond, London, 1946.

BEREK, Peter, "The Upstart Crow, Aesop's Crow, ... and Shakespeare as a reviser", Shakespeare Quarterly, 1984 (35), 205-207.

CHAUCER, Geoffrey, The Parlement of Foulys, Brewer, D.S. (ed), Thomas Nelson, London and Edinburgh, 1960.

CLEMEN, Wolfgang H., The Development of Shakespeare's Imagery, Methuen, London, 1951.

COTNER, Thomas Ewing, III, "Shakespeare's Use of Animal Imagery for Characterization and Psychological Development in Two selected tragedies: Othello and King Lear", Dissertation Abstracts International, 1986 (47), 1733 A.

DOEBLER, John, Shakespeare's Speaking Pictures: Studies in Iconic Imagery, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1974.

HUSSEY S.S., The Literary Language of Shakespeare, 2nd ed. Longman Group UK, 1992.

MATTHEWS, Honor, Character and Symbol in Shakespeare's Plays: A Study of Certain Christian and Pre-Christian Elements in Their Structure and Imagery, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1962.

MUIR, Kenneth, "Shakespeare's Imagery - Then and Now", Shakespeare Survey 18 (1965), 46-57.

RICOEUR, Paul, La métaphore vive, Le Seuil, Paris, 1975.

RYDEN, Mats, Shakespeare's Plant Names: Identifications and Interpretations, Stockholm Studies in English, Almquist & Wiksell, Stockholm, 1978.

SPIVACK, Bernard, Shakespeare and The Allegory of Evil: The History of a Metaphor in Relation to his Major Villains, Oxford University Press, London, 1958.

SPURGEON, Caroline F.E., Shakespeare's Imagery and What It Tells Us, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1935.

STAUFFER, Donald A., Shakespeare's World of Image: The Development of His Ideas, Indiana University Press, Indiana, 1966.

THOMPSON, Ann, Shakespeare's Chaucer: A Study in Literary Origins, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 1978.

THOMPSON, Ann, King Lear: An Introduction to The Variety of Literary Criticism, Macmillan, London, 1988.

THOMPSON, Ann and THOMPSON, John O., Shakespeare Meaning and Metaphor, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 1987.