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WHAT IS THE MOCK TRIAL? A BIT OF HISTORY

Each spring, Orlando Shakespeare Theater hosts an annual Mock Trial that has become one of the most anticipated events on the Theater’s calendar. Hailed as live theater meets Judge Judy, the Mock Trial assembles a panel of celebrity judges to hear a case based on one of the season’s Signature Series productions and argued by notable attorneys in Central Florida.

The Mock Trial was conceived in 2009 to explore the connection between classical theater and modern-day law. Past mock trials have considered whether Shakespeare’s Hamlet was insane when he killed Polonius, addressed a contentious Darcy vs. Wickham defamation lawsuit based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and asked if the old rogue Falstaff from The Merry Wives of Windsor was falsely imprisoned.


HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE MOCK TRIAL?

For more information about how you or your company can become involved in the Mock Trial, please contact our Director of Development Dana Nichols at 407-447-1700 ext. 206 or at danan@orlandoshakes.org.