"Henry V and the Law of War"


BOSTON-The Federalist Society Boston Lawyers Chapter and Suffolk University Law School - team up with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), presenter of the annual Free Shakespeare on Boston Common, to stage an abridged performance of William Shakespeare's HENRY V. CSC Artistic Director Steven Maler will direct. The performance, as well as a panel discussion and informal reception, will be held on May 8 at Suffolk University's Law School, 120 Tremont Street in Boston. Performance begins at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are necessary.

In a casting coup rarely seen on stage, let alone in the hallowed halls of Massachusetts politics and law, GOP Lt. Governor candidates Jim Rappaport and Kerry Healey will appear as Henry, King of England and Katherine, his French love interest, respectively. Additional cast members include U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Gertner as the Queen of France, former Suffolk County District Attorney Ralph Martin as Pistol, Boston Bar Association President Michael Keating as the King of France, Attorney Joan Lukey as the Chorus, Boston University Law School Dean Ron Cass as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Suffolk University Law School Dean Robert Smith as the Constable, Attorney Edward Ryan as Exeter, and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly publisher David Yas as Ely, among others.

Immediately following the performance, Shakespeare scholar David Lowenthal and international law expert Valerie C. Epps will moderate a panel discussion on the use and abuse of international law. An informal reception will follow.

For further information on the event, including reservations and directions, please call 617-345-7008.

For more information, please contact Daniel J. Kells, CSC at 617-423-7600 or Mariellen Norris, Suffolk University at 617-573-8450.

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