In 'Twelfth Night' Mock Trial, Malvolio Loses
April 7, 2009, Tony Mauro, Legal Times
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It was an evening of high farce before the high court at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall in Washington D.C. on Monday night. Three Supreme Court justices and five other federal judges, comprising the "Supreme Court of Illyria," wrestled with the hypothetical case of Malvolio's Revenge, stemming from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In the end, the steward Malvolio lost his bid to preserve an imaginary $10 million punitive damage award he had won against his boss Lady Olivia for false imprisonment and emotional distress.