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Sept. 12, 2005

Gale Hathcock, UT Law, (512)-232 1254; Matthew Harvey, UT English Department, (512) 471-8567

Shakespeare & The Law: Actors, Directors, Professors to Discuss Scenes from Twelfth Night

WHEN: Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm.
WHERE: Eidman Courtroom, UT Law School
WHAT: Panel discussion of a scene from Twelfth Night ("the Windy side of the Law") and performance by Spirit of Shakespeare Actors.
WHO: The event is free and open to the public.

AUSTIN, Texas — Actors from Spirit of Shakespeare will perform portions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at UT Law's Eidman Courtroom on Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm.

The dramatization will be performed in conjunction with a panel discussion discussing one character's reference to "the Windy side of the law." Law and Literature professor Jack Getman will moderate the panel of experienced Shakespearean directors, including

The event is part of month long celebration of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night hosted at UT-Austin and coordinated by Professor Alan Friedman, UT Austin's Arthur J. Thaman and Wilhelmina Doré Thaman Endowed Professor in English.

Other public events include a viewing of Kenneth Branaugh's and Trevor Nunn's versions of the play, an exhibit in the Harry Ransom Center, and performances of the play. For details on these events, please contact Professor Friedman's office at (512) 471-8376 or Matthew Harvey at (512) 471-8567.

The law panel emanates from the 2002 interdisciplinary conference "From Text to Performance: Law and other Performing Arts." The week-long conference investigated interpretation with regards to music, law and art. The event included a production of five variations of Shylock's speech from The Merchant of Venice. It was sponsored by UT Law, UT's College of Fine Arts, and with cooperation from the Harry Ransom Center.

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