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Bloom, Harold. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. New York: Riverhead Books, 1998.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Shakespeare’s Macbeth. New York: Riverhead Books, 2004.

Bradley, A. C. Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, & Macbeth. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Harbage, Alfred. William Shakespeare: A Reader’s Guide. New York: Octagon Books, 1971.

Hawkes, Terence, ed. Twentieth-Century Interpretations of Macbeth: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJy: Prentice-Hall, 1977.

Muir, Kenneth. Shakespeare’s Tragic Sequence. Oxford, UK: Routledge, reprint edition 2005.

Shakespeare, William. The Norton Shakespeare. Ed. Stephen Greenblatt. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1997.

Siegel, Paul. Shakespearean Tragedy and the Elizabethan Compromise. New York: New York University Press, 1957.

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