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Justice and Mercy in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice

The Boston Lawyers Chapter

Start : Tuesday, June 21, 2011 05:30 PM

End : Tuesday, June 21, 2011 07:30 PM


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Location:
Boston's Cutler Majestic Theater
219 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

Featured Speakers:
Judith A. Cowin
Nancy Gertner
Nathaniel M. Gorton
Rya W. Zobel

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Participants:

Judge Carol Ball. Judge Judith Cowin, Judge John Cratsley, Judge Judith Fabricant, Judge Nancy Gertner, Judge Linda Giles, Judge Andrew Grainger, Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton, Judge Sydney Hanlon, Judge Scott Kafker, Judge Barbara Lenk, Judge Leila Kern, Judge James McHugh, Judge Frances McIntyre, Judge Peter Rubin, Judge George A. O'Toole, Judge Gabrielle Wolohojian, and Judge Rya Zobel.

Judges from Massachusetts' Superior Court, Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court and U.S. District Court will present a staged reading of Shakespeare's most controversial comedy, The Merchant of Venice, followed by a discussion of the issues of contract, equity, justice and judging addressed in the play.

The reading will be directed by Steven Maler, Artistic Director of Commonwelath Shakespeare Company (producer of free Shakespeare on Boston Common). The panel discussion will be moderated by Lawyers Division Chair and McCarter & English Partner J. Kelly and Shakespeare scholar Helen Whall.

Registration details:

This event is free of charge. To register, please respond to Dottie Moore at 617-449-6617 or dmoore@mccarter.com by June 15, 2011.

McCarter and English will host a "cast party" directly following the event on the stage of The Cutler Majestic Theater.