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...This acclaimed WWII psychological courtroom drama was the sensation of 1954. The play portrays a mutiny of naval officers aboard the U.S.S. Caine. Their suspicions concerning their captain’s sanity lead to their rebellion and a subsequent...
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...Age recommendation: 15+ (references to rape) This archive recording was captured on 9th May, 2017. Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose...
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...In the mid-1950’s, the House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating the communist influence in the entertainment industry. This searing docudrama from actual transcripts of the hearings reveals how decent people were persuaded...
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...In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all – as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. When the gold is flowing, all is well – but when...
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...An intense, chilling take on life behind bars, Jesus Hopped the “A” Train strikes a fine balance of “intellectual vigor and sophistication on the one hand and so much anguished passion on the other.” (The New York Times). A riveting work...

The Judiciary's “Lonely Splendor”: Courtroom TV and the Battle for Ideological Influence

Sarah Kozinn

Dr Sarah Kozinn is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theater at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a scholar of law and performance, develops new works for film, TV and the web, and acts professionally in film, theater and television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Justice Performed : Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...At some point during every reality courtroom TV show the announcer or a title card will remind the audience that what they are about to see is real. Divorce Court boasts, “Real couples. Real disputes.” The People's Court announcer...
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...Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950’s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice’s impoverished Sicilian cousins enter...
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..."Generally, it's the tortured who turn into torturers." Carl Gustav Jung Suspense mounts when Paulina and her husband offer hospitality to a stranger. Paulina thinks she recognizes, in their guest, the man who tortured her in prison...
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...Written by Susan Glaspell in 1916, Trifles is a one-act play about a woman accused of strangling her husband. Based on an actual murder case reported by Glaspell for the Des Moines News, the play represented an early exploration of gender...
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...George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Martin Sheen lead an all-star cast in a powerful portrait of an American civil rights struggle, written by Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) and directed by Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally, A Few Good Men...