Shakespeare and the Law

February 12, 2019 at 6pm

New England Conservatory, Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre, 255 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA

Presented in partnership with McCarter & English, Shakespeare and the Law features staged readings of scenes from several of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, all centering on a current and relevant theme. The scenes are performed by local, state and national lawyers and judges alongside CSC’s professional actors. Performances are interspersed with a panel discussion by the participants about legal and political topics highlighted in the selected scenes featuring diverse perspectives from across the political spectrum. The year’s theme, “Belief and the Burden of Proof,” examines a variety of Shakespeare’s plays where there are either allegations against a person or group, or grounds supporting an action are put to the test.


Featured Photo: Kimberly S. Budd as “Beatrice” in, Measure for Measure, 2017. Photo by Nile Hawver/Nile Scott Shots

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