Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Be in Appearance Inspired by 'The Merchant of Venice'

The theater-loving justice will appear in a celebration of the Shakespeare play.

ByABC News
March 31, 2016, 1:48 PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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— -- Noted theater lover and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will take her turn this summer in an appearance tied to a performance of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice."

Ginsburg, 83, will serve as a judge in a separate but related “mock trial” featuring the play's main characters, but will not be taking part in the play itself.

The event is part of a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Venice's Jewish ghetto.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect that Justice Ginsburg will not be performing in “The Merchant of Venice.”