Mock Trial and Dinner
“An evening of high farce before the high court” Legal Times
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Dinner and Trial Tickets ($350) Waitlist: Please email MockTrial@ShakespeareTheatre.org with your name, contact information and the number of tickets you would like to purchase.
Trial Only Tickets ($50-$75) Waitlist: Please call our box office at 202.547.1122, option 1.
The Pen vs. The Sword
Monday, May 13, 2013
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Argument
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Political intrigue and the quest for power collide as the estate of Coriolanus faces off with the media and adversaries of the decorated war hero. In 505 B.C. the Latin Herald—Rome’s version of The News of the World—finds itself embroiled in a legal controversy as a result of publishing an allegedly libelous story based on slanderous comments from Coriolanus’ political enemies, Brutus and Sicinius. Will Volumnia, Coriolanus’ mother and executor of his estate, be victorious in proving The Herald based a front page story on claims from potentially untrustworthy and possibly malicious sources, resulting in Coriolanus’ banishment and ultimately death?
Click here for a detailed scenario of the case.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, presiding
Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Justice Stephen G. Breyer
Judge Merrick B. Garland
Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh
Judge David S. Tatel
Counsel for the Respondent (Latin Herald):
Lisa S. Blatt (Arnold & Porter LLP)
Counsel for the Petitioner (Estate of Caius Martius):
Seth P. Waxman (WilmerHale LLP)
Pamela Talkin, Marshal of the United States Supreme Court
Abbe D. Lowell (Chadbourne & Parke LLP)
Official 2013 Bard Association Media Sponsor:
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