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Aristophanes. Lysistrata and Other Plays. Alan Sommerstein, trans. New York: Penguin Putnam, 1973.

The Cambridge Guide to World Theatre. Martin Basham, ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

The Chambers Biographical Dictionary. Melanie Parry, ed. New York: Chambers Harrap Publishing, 1997.

Dearden, C. W. The Stage of Aristophanes. London: Athlone Press, 1976.

The Encyclopedia of World Biography. Paula K. Byers, ed. New York: Gale Research, 1998.

Freedley, George and Reeves, John A. A History of the Theatre. New York: Crown Publishing, 1968.

Geisinger, Marion. Plays, Players, Playwrights. New York: Hart Publishing Co., 1975.

MacDowell, Douglas M. . Aristophanes and Athens, An Introduction to the Plays. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Murray, G. G. A.. Aristophanes. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1933.

Pickard-Cambridge, A.W. The Dramatic Festivals of Athens. Second ed, revised by J. Gould and D. M. Lewis. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968.

Whitman, Cedric H. Aristophanes and the Comic Hero. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1964.

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“Man is not the creature of circumstances
Circumstances are the creatures of man.”
Macbeth, throughout the play, is presented as one much above the ordinary beings, and, as such, he fulfils the basic -requirements of being a tragic hero. Shakespeare, introduces him as a brave general, a bold, resolute man of action who through as also referred to “Valor’s minion”, “Bellona’s bridegroom’’, the king’s ‘’valiant cousin’’, a very “eagle’’ among ‘’sparrows’’, a ... Read more

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'Fair is foul,and foul is fair,

by Shehanaz, June 11, 2013

“Man is not the creature of circumstances
Circumstances are the creatures of man.”
Macbeth, throughout the play, is presented as one much above the ordinary beings, and, as such, he fulfils the basic -requirements of being a tragic hero. Shakespeare, introduces him as a brave general, a bold, resolute man of action who through as also referred to “Valor’s minion”, “Bellona’s bridegroom’’, the king’s ‘’valiant cousin’’, a very “eagle’’ among ‘’sparrows’’, a ... Read more

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Hover through the fog and filthy air.'

by Shehanaz, June 11, 2013

The forces of evil are always ready to ensnare man, but they have their limitations. They do not, indeed cannot, force man into evil; they can merely tempt man to choose to follow evil ways. Experiencing temptation is not sinful, but deliberately choosing to give in to temptation is an evil.
[“Have I not reason, beldams as you are,
Saucy and over-bold? How did you dare
To trade and traffic with Macbeth
In riddles and affairs of death?”] (HECATE SCENE, Act 3, SCENE 5)

Macbeth deliberately chooses-not once bu

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