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Shakespeare's Henry V and the Law and War - Event Audio/Video

Boston Lawyers Chapter

The Federalist Society, Boston Lawyers Chapter
and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
present 

A Staged Reading of Shakespeare's Henry V

Followed by a Panel Discussion on
The Law and War

Henry VNow in its tenth year, the Boston Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society presents, as part of its Shakespeare and the Law series, a staged reading of Henry V, followed by a panel discussion of the law and war -- including the role of patriotism, the treatment of enemy combatants, the trial of foreign terrorists, and the use of torture. The event is hosted by Andrew H. Card Jr., former White House Chief of Staff, and features former D.C. U.S. Attorney and now General Counsel to Raytheon Co., Jay B. Stephens, as Henry. Participants also include U.S. federal judges Nathaniel M. Gorton, George A. O'Toole, Patti B. Saris, Douglas P. Woodlock, and Rya Zobel. Also featured are Kerry M. Healey, former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts, Michael Sullivan, former Mass. U.S. Attorney and Acting Director, ATF, John T. Montgomery, Managing Partner, Ropes & Gray, criminal defense attorney J.W. Carney Jr., Jennifer Nassour, Chair, Mass GOP, and Jeff Jacoby, Syndicated Columnist. The reading will be directed by Steven Maler, Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (producer of free Shakespeare on Boston Common). The panel discussion will be moderated by Boston Lawyers Chapter chair and McCarter & English partner, Daniel J. Kelly, and will feature John Yoo, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law, U. Cal., Michael Avery, Professor of Law, Suffolk University, and Shakespeare and Politics scholar Bernard Dobski of Assumption College. The event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Cast and Panelists:

  • Host: Andrew H. Card, Jr., former White House Chief of Staff, 2001-2006 
  • Moderator: Daniel J. Kelly, McCarter & English
  • Director: Mr. Steven Maler, Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

 

  • J.W. Carney, Jr. [Fluellen, Soldier in the King's Army - Chorus], Criminal Defense Attorney, Carney & Bassil
  • Judge Nathaniel Gorton [Pistol, Soldier in the King's Army - Chorus], U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Dr. Kerry Murphy Healey [The Constable of France - Governor of Harfleur - Katherine, Daughter to Charles and Isabel - Chorus], former Lt. Governor, Massachusetts
  • Jeff Jacoby [Bates, Soldier in the King's Army - Bardolph, Soldier in the King's Army - Messenger to the King of France - Chorus], Syndicated Columnist
  • John T. Montgomery [Archbishop of Canterbury - Williams, Soldier in the King's Army], Partner, Ropes & Gray
  • Jennifer Nassour [Lewis, the Dauphin - Duke of Burgundy], Chairman, Massachusetts Republican Party
  • Judge George O'Toole, Jr. [Earl of Salisbury - Bishop of Ely - Boy - Chorus], United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Judge Patti B. Saris [Montjoy, a French Herald - Ambassador to the King of England from France - Isabel, Queen of France], U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Jay B. Stephens [King Henry the Fifth], former U.S. Attorney and General Counsel, Raytheon 
  • Michael Sullivan [Duke of Exeter, Uncle to the King - Court, Soldier in the King's Army], Ashcroft Group and former Mass. U.S. Attorney
  • Judge Douglas P. Woodlock [Charles the Sixth, King of France], U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Judge Rya Zobel [Earl of Westmoreland - Gower, Soldier in the King's Army - Nym, Soldier in the King's Army - Chorus], U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Additional Panelists:

  • Prof. Michael Avery, Suffolk University School of Law
  • Prof. Bernard Dobski, Shakespeare & Politics Scholar, Assumption College
  • Prof. John Yoo, Berkeley School of Law

June 15, 2010
The Cutler Majestic Theatre
Boston, MA

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