• Shakespeare and... the Law

Performance and panel discussion

Thursday, January 17
5:30 - 7:30pm
The Modern Theatre

Event Description
Now in its 12th year, this performance and panel discussion features prominent judges, lawyers, and public officials in a staged reading of Shakespeare's Richard II. Following the reading, the performers will engage in a panel discussion on the legal aspects of the play, focusing on constitutional issues of federalism and separation of powers. Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston Federalist Society, and McCarter & English.

Hosted & Moderated by:
C. Boyden Grey, Former White House Counsel to President George H. W. Bush

Directed by:
Steven Maler, Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Participants include:

Jennifer Braceras, Freelance Writer
Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner,
Federal Judge Nathanial M. Gorton
Lt. Governor Kerry Healey
Michael Keating, Partner, Foley Hoag
Daniel Kelly, Partner, McCarter & English
Federal Judge Dennis Saylor, IV
Jay Stephens, General Counsel, Raytheon
Federal Judge Douglas P. Woodlock
Federal Judge Rya W. Zobel

Special Guest Panelists:

Rachael Cobb, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Government, Suffolk University
M. Edward Whelan, III, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center; Contributor to the National Review Online

Location Information:
Boston Campus - Modern Theatre  (View Map)
525 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-557-6537

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