Over the centuries, it has become an audience favorite.

(Macbeth'smutterings would be today's voice-overs.) So to set the scene,he had to use dialogue.Macbeth pays spies in each of his warlords' castles, so he hasother people available.

This version was republished in 1609.
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Holinshed spends a lot of time on the incident in whichMalcolm (who became a popular king) tests Macduffby pretending to be mean when he is really nice.

William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies.

This book has become known as the .
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According to the British,three-and-a-half million "sex tourists" go to the poor nationseach year with the specific intent of having sex with children(Lancet 363: 542, 2004 -- Spain cracks down....)We'll briefly review childhood sexual abuse under "CNS", when we talk about the "repressedmemories" fiasco of 1988-1995.

The king shouts "Oh valiant cousin!

You'll have to decide for yourself whether Macbeth begins the play as a "nice guy."Unlike Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear, no one seems to genuinely admireor love him except as a warlord.

Brokenhearted, he kills himself.

Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath,
Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty:
Thou art not conquer’d; beauty’s ensign yet
Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks,
And death’s pale flag is not advanced there.

Thisbe is still alive, however.

Yet it is stillcommon for children to be kept alive into the teenaged years,often on respirators and requiring round-the-clock nursing,often in status epilepticus.

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When the page returns with three watchmen, they discover the bloody scene and one of the watchmen fetches the Montague and Capulet families and the Prince of Verona.

It ends four days later in the same city shortly after sunrise.

When Duncan talks about the nice air and the nice birds at Macbeth's castle,Banquo -- very much the butt-kisser -- immediately agrees in a waythat will make the king think that Banquo thinks that the king is a goodobserver of nature.

Verona is in northern Italy about sixty-five miles west of Venice.

("Maybe destiny will make me kingwithout murdering anyone." "It would be more fun to enjoy mycurrent success and popularity for a while." "I'll go to hell.""Duncan is a good man and people won't like his killer." "I might get caught red-handed.""Somebody will assassinate me in turn.")Do you think he's also considering that what he's doing is wrong?