A recovering lawyer and law professor, in 1995 Mr. Sobelsohn founded
the Washington, DC-area theater-discussion group Footlights, now in
its 20th year. For a time he modeled his life after his favorite
play's eponymous godlike non-character, who does nothing and never
arrives. Now he tutors law students, reports on Supreme Court
arguments, advises local theaters on plays for potential productions,
and sometimes writes theater reviews.
American playwrights have written about the United States Supreme
Court for nearly 70 years, at least since the 1946 Broadway premiere
of "The Magnificent Yankee," about Oliver Wendell Holmes. "First Monday
in October" (1978) imagined the first female justice. "Father ...
Buy the HMS Pinafore poster at barewalls.com In 1871, playwright William S. Gilbert (1836-1911) began writing satiric musicals with composer Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900). Trained as a lawyer, Gilbert had previously published wickedly funny doggerel, the ...