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Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
William Peters (Project Director: September 1984 to present)

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

Media, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$579,194 (approved)
$579,193 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1980 – 11/30/1985

Funding details:
Original grant (1980) $1
Supplement (1985) $29,194