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April 28, 2002

Press Contact: Allegra Young, UT Law Communications, (512) 471-7330
Event contact: Suzanne Hassler, (512) 232-1110, shassler@mail.law.utexas.edu

Event: "Henry V and the Law of War"

Where: UT Law's Eidman Courtroom
When: Tuesday, April 29 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
What: Performance and discussion by the Austin Shakespeare Festival and UT professors Steven Ratner and Paul Woodruff and Winedale director James Loehlin
Webcast address: http://www.utexas.edu/law/depts/media/Reels/lawarts.ram

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas School of Law School and the Austin Shakespeare Festival will present a panel, with performance, on "Henry V and the Law of War" Tuesday, April 29. This event, which is open to the public, will be webcast live from http://www.utexas.edu/law/depts/media/Reels/lawarts.ram.

UT faculty members Steven Ratner and Paul Woodruff will offer commentary on the international legal and ethical issues surrounding the conduct of war in Shakespeare's day and, draw some implications with regard to how we conduct wars today. Following their presentations, James Loehlin, director of UT's Shakespeare at Winedale program, will speak on the performance history of the scene that provokes the evening's panel, the killing of the French prisoners, an event central to Shakespeare's depiction of the Battle of Agincourt.

Members of the Austin Shakespeare Festival company, directed by Guy Roberts, will stage crucial scenes from the play, which is being presented in full at the Austin Shakespeare Festival over the next two weeks, through May 11th.

No registration is necessary.

Related Links:
First folio edition of Shakepeare's Henry V: http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/H5/H5_F/H5_F.html
Austin Shakespeare Festival: http://www.austinshakespeare.org