In the decade between my college graduation and my first semester of law school, I worked as an actor in Chicago, often performing “heightened language” adaptations of literary and dramatic classics.
There’s always a lot of work that takes place before actors ever get up on their feet in rehearsal, including collaborative “table work” (completed, unsurprisingly, with the team sitting around a table) as well as individual homework in the weeks leading up to that first “table read.”
With heightened language plays (most recognizably, Shakespeare), part of that homework feels strangely similar to . . . reading the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
I’m serious! Here’s how studying Shakespeare prepared me to read the FRCP. [Read more…] about What Studying Shakespeare Taught Me About Reading The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure