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Cardiff Morris dance Willow Tree in Stratford upon Avon, 15th October 2011.

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Uploaded on Oct 18, 2011

This dance took place just outside the RSC theatre in Stratford upon Avon.

Shakespeare co-wrote 'Two Noble Kinsmen' with John Fletcher. The play is unique in the Shakespeare canon as it includes a scene of Morris Dancing.

The scene shows friendly banter and some bickering over places and turns etc. that many Morris dancers would recognise today. This suggests that Shakespeare had a good working knowledge of Morris Dancing.

That this play is set in Ancient Athens though suggests that he did not have the same working knowledge of History.

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