On February 12, 2019 at
New England Conservatory Black Box Theater225 St. Botolph StreetBoston, MA 02115
The Federalist Society, McCarter & English, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Shakespeare and the Law 2019
Belief and the Burden of Proof through the Lens of Six of the Bard’s Plays
The Boston Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, McCarter & English, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), present the 16th Annual Shakespeare and the Law Program. This year’s program takes on the themes of belief and the burden of proof through the lens of six of Shakespeare’s plays, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Henry IV, Part 1, Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure and Othello. Following a staged reading of brief scenes from each of the plays, judges, prosecutors, attorneys, activists and commentators will discuss and debate how allegations of impropriety should be measured and judged in the courtroom, the workplace, the college campus, and the Congressional hearing room. The panel discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Braceras and Judge Nancy Gertner.