Shakespeare and... the Law

Thursday, January 17 at 5:30pm

Tickets: Free

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, and 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