Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, McCarter & English, and the Federalist Society present a staged reading of excerpts from William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, the latest offering in their Shakespeare & the Law series. The play excerpts are performed by a roster of prominent judges, attorneys, and journalists under the direction of CSC Artistic Director Steven Maler, and are followed by a discussion of the themes of the play. The event takes place at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, on Wednesday September 28 at 6:00 p.m.
David J. Barron, United States Circuit Judge for the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals
Jennifer C. Braceras, Attorney and Editor of NewBostonPost
Martha Coakley, Former Attorney General of Massachusetts
David French, Attorney and Staff Writer for National Review
Nancy Gertner, Retired Judge, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Nathaniel M. Gorton, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
Michael S. Greco, Of Counsel, K&L Gates and Past President of the American Bar Association
Jeff Jacoby, Op-Ed Columnist for The Boston Globe
Daniel J. Kelly, Chairman of the Boston Lawyers Division of the Federalist Society and a partner at McCarter & English
George A. O’Toole, Jr., United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
Dean Reuter, Vice President & Director of the Practice Groups of the Federalist Society
Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts
F. Dennis Saylor IV, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
Douglas P. Woodlock, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
Rya W. Zobel, United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s classic depiction of the abuse of executive power, political assassination and intrigue. The play offers a valuable and timeless springboard for a discussion of the use of executive power in 21st century America — and its future under a Clinton or Trump presidency. The reading is followed by a panel discussion that explores the implications of the work in today’s political environment.
The event is free, but seating capacity is limited and advance reservations are strongly recommended.
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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, founded by Steve Maler in 1996, is best known for its Free Shakespeare productions on the Boston Common, seen by more than 75,000 patrons every year. The company has been the Theatre in Residence at Babson College since 2013. www.commshakes.org
The Federalist Society is an academic oriented organization comprised of law students, attorneys, professors and judges committed to creating awareness and discussion of timely and timeless issues affecting the law and society. The Society is dedicated to ensuring that traditional legal principles – limited constitutional government, the separation of powers, individual freedom and responsibility, and the rule of law – remain part of the legal debate. https://fedsoc.org/
McCarter & English, LLP, established more than 170 years ago, is a leading provider of legal services to Fortune 500 and middle-market companies. Its nearly 400 attorneys are based in offices located in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York, Newark, East Brunswick, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington, DC. www.mccarter.com