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Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
William Peters (Project Director: September 1984 to March 1986)
Boswell for the Defence (Supplement: TV Drama)

To support the production of a 90-minute dramatization of an episode from from James Boswell's journals. By portraying Boswell's defense of John Reid against the charge of stealing sheep, the film explores the practice of law and the quality of justice in 18th-century Scotland.

Project fields:
British History; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Humanities Projects in Media

Public Programs

$579,194 (approved)
$579,193 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1980 – 11/30/1985

Funding details:
Original grant (1980) $549,999
Supplement (1985) $29,194