• Theology,  Trials, Judges and Jurors

    Lawyer Presentations Without PowerPoint: Charles Laughton and The Fiery Furnace

    At trial in a white-collar or civil business case, lawyers sometimes complain that the material or documents they must work with are so old, so familiar or so different from everyday language and commerce that there is no way to keep the attention of judge and jury. Not so.  Just watch as Charles Laughton reads The Fiery Furnace on the Ed Sullivan Show (1960). And, delivered decades before a PowerPoint deck, laser pointer, “elmo” or any other such dreadful presentation tool was available.  (Indeed, delivered without notes, for that matter).   In case you need a transcript go-by, here it is (from Daniel 3:1-30).  Personally, for the most obscure musical…