Supreme Court Justice to Star in Shakespeare Play


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Ruth Bader Ginsburg has served as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States since 1993. That's a long time to make an impact on American jurisprudence. Now she's ready for a new challenge: the stage.

ABC News reports that Justice Ginsburg will appear in a production of The Merchant of Venice. From the description, I gather that she will play the role of the Duke of Venice, who presides over the lawsuit between Shylock and Antonio.

The production will take place in Venice to mark the 500th anniversary of the establishment of that city's Jewish ghetto. Ginsburg herself is Jewish and anti-Semitism is a driving force in that marvelous play, which has become my favorite among the works of Shakespeare.

-via Flavorwire


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