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A round dance; a common formation in country dancing and brawls. Shakespeare associates the round dance with fairies (A Midsummer Night's Dream 2.1.140, 2.2.1, 3.1.101; The Merry Wives of Windsor 5.5.61) and witches (Macbeth 1.3.30–2).

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Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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