Shakespeare and... the Law
Thursday, January 17 at 5:30pm
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
Steven Maler, Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
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