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This is a group for anyone interested in attending Shakespeare-related film, theatre, and musical adaptations, interpretations, and lectures shown or staged in the Boston area. I'm starting this group because I want to attend as many Shakespeare-related shows as possible and I'm hoping to meet other Shakespeare enthusiasts.This group is inclusive or welcoming for everyone interested in Shakespeare and with any level of familiarity with his plays.

Upcoming events (2)

"Shakespeare and The Law" presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

New England Conservatory, Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre

Directed by Adam Sanders Produced in partnership with Daniel J. Kelly, partner at McCarter & English, and the Boston Lawyers’ Chapter of The Federalist Society Each year, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's "Shakespeare and the Law" program examines legal issues through the discussion of Shakespeare. This year’s Shakespeare and the Law program takes on the themes of belief and the burden of proof through the lens of six Shakespeare plays: Cymbeline, Hamlet, Henry IV, Part 1, Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure and Othello. Following a staged reading of 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. Special guest panelists include: author, lawyer and social critic, Wendy Kaminer; Samantha Harris, Vice President for Procedural Advocacy for the Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE), and Diane Rosenfeld, Director of Harvard University’s Gender Violence Program. This year’s cast includes Massachusetts federal judges Nathaniel Gorton, Timothy Hillman, Douglas Woodlock, George O’Toole, Rya Zobel and retired federal judge Nancy Gertner. In addition, retired SJC Justices Robert Cordy and Judith Cowin will join together with Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby and Senior Fellow, Independent Women’s Forum and former Civil Rights Commissioner, Jennifer C. Braceras. We are delighted to welcome to the reading for the first time the Commonwealth’s new U.S. Attorney, Andrew Lelling, and the newly elected Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins. Judge Gertner and Ms. Braceras will moderate the panel discussion. $5 general admission http://commshakes.org/event/shakespeare-and-the-law/

"Measure for Measure" at Emerson Stage

Semel Theater at Emerson College

An Emerson Stage production: In Shakespeare’s Vienna, laws against premarital sex are technically on the books, but they have never been enforced. That is, until the duke decides that somebody should crack down. Not wanting to take the heat for being that someone himself, the duke puts his morally upright deputy, Angelo, in charge. Angelo arrests and condemns to death a young man, Claudio, for the crime. When his sister Isabella begs Angelo to spare her brother’s life, Angelo agrees, but only if she will sacrifice her virginity to him. When she threatens to tell somebody, Angelo replies, “Who will believe thee, Isabel?” Sound familiar? Written around 1604, Measure for Measure may be one of the most relevant plays ever written about sexual harassment and abuse against women, and the stakes for women who speak up about it. Link for more info and to purchase tickets: https://emersontheatres.org/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=EB128866-0A5C-4D53-B0C6-8FCA4149789A

Past events (17)

Anthony and Cleopatra- National Theatre Live

Coolidge Corner Theatre

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