About the Program:
Some have called Sir Thomas More the first “modern man.” He was certainly the quintessential Renaissance man... lawyer, statesman, philosopher, linguist, raconteur, Chancellor of England ... and author of one of the great books of western civilization, Utopia. Despite all that, Sir Thomas More was beheaded by King Henry VIII in 1535 for high treason.
Maxims, Monarchy and Sir Thomas More takes the audience into the last intensely intimate hour with Thomas More just before his execution. Still wrestling with the moral dilemmas that led him to the block, he cracks jokes, makes up songs, takes jabs at his tormentors and eventually finds peace in his fate. An extraordinary one-man tour de force featuring Graham Thatcher, Maxims, Monarchy and Sir Thomas More sparkles with wit, explores moral questions and provides keen insight into the universal human condition. The show explores conflicts between private conscience and public loyalty and ethical and moral decisions in legal practice.
Professionalism and Ethics Panel
David N. Lefkowitz, The Lefkowitz Firm, LLC, Athens
Hon. Harold D. Melton, Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta
Hon. Anne Elizabeth Barnes, Presiding Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, Atlanta
Hon. Christopher S. Brasher, Judge, Fulton County Superior Court, Atlanta
Hon. Alvin T. Wong, Judge, DeKalb County State Court, Decatur
Roy M. Sobelson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta