In The Merchant of Venice, Portia delivers a famous judgment in the dispute between Shylock and Antonio. Is that judgment correct? Represented by Earl Cherniak QC, Shylock will appeal his sentence to the Western Law Moot Court. In response, Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley will represent Antonio.
The appeal will be heard by Justice Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Eileen Gillese of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Antoni Cimolino, General Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Professor James Purkis from the UWO Department of English and legal journalist and author Jeffrey Miller.
This is a free event, but seating is limited. Guests will be admitted to the performance beginning at 5:45 p.m. A reception will follow the performance.