Skip to comments.Justice Breyer Makes Chicago Acting Debut as Ghost in Hamlet
Posted on 05/15/2009 1:55:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Meet the newest Chicago actor: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Breyer will be appearing as the Ghost in "Hamlet" in Hyde Park on Friday, with an encore presentation slated for Saturday.
It's part of this weekend's "Shakespeare and the Law" conference at the University of Chicago Law School. Breyer's performance (part of a collection of scenes from "Hamlet," "As You Like It" and "Measure for Measure") will be open to the public, free of charge, subject to space limitations.
Also of particular interest at the conference: U.S. Appeals Judge Diane Wood, a senior university lecturer and reportedly a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court, will deliver a paper on "Law, Disobedience, Justification and Mercy," drawing from "Measure for Measure" and "The Merchant of Venice" and exploring Shakespeare's treatment of laws that are not followed.
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I could a tale unfold whose lightest word
Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,
Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres,
Thy knotted and combined locks to part
And each particular hair to stand on end,
Like quills upon the fretful porpentine:
The Kelo decision!
Our local bar association puts on a revue. A few of our lawyers can actually dance and sing and act, but most can't, they just think they can.
When we had to record some PSAs, the engineers were tearing out their hair because of all the retakes. Thank heavens I have music recording experience, I got to leave early . . . .
Can’t see this one ending up on Broadway?
. . . not even off- off- off- Broadway. Not even New Rochelle.
Junior high band concert, year after year.
I prayed to go deaf.
They were at a junior high band concert. First the clarinets played something all together. Then they had a solo. Then they had a trio. Before the trio played, husband's baby brother (then about 8) leaned over and said in an Irish whisper, "THIS oughta swing."
The place broke up, and I'm not sure anybody up front ever knew why.
AS AnAmericanMother, I figured you would crack up at what I said.
Every real American mom has had such an experience.
Elementary school violin students' concert. About 15 students.
The accompanist didn't show up.
I was accompanying my daughter already, so the teacher asked, "Would you mind . . . . . "
Got some good sightreading practice in, and fortunately all the kids were at a pretty basic level so none of the music was too hard. And some of the stuff I even knew already (Bach's Minuet in G - if I ever hear that again. . . !)
The most interesting thing I learned was when a kid stumbled or got lost how to wait for them (and throw an encouraging smile to them in the meantime).
I coached soccer for 6 years. Local parks.
Spring I’d have 200 by my self.
Never had a bad kid.
Lots of bad parents though.
Not very many, though.
Sometimes, it's the parents' fault.
Other times, not.
I've met lots of nutty parents though - my husband's a Scoutmaster and I'm a Venture Crew Adviser!
Ahhh then you’ve had exposure to “parents”, Ugh.
Had a parent try to pick a fight with me in Tee ball. He wanted his kid to be the pitcher, IN TEE BALL.
Some folks you just can’t fix . . . !
I found this funny article once that highlighted some extreme cases.
For a scarier ghost they should have went with Ruth Ginsberg. In the buff.
Regardless of how well he does, tell him he stinks so he doesn’t get ideas about a new career and give Obama yet another pick.
Strange news indeed.