When I first looked through the Rosenbach collection, I was interested in finding ways that Abe Lincoln was funny. Did he use humor? If so, how? What was his comedic style? I’d read articles about his storytelling and gift for mimicry, and had certainly seen comical quotes that had been attributed to him. While some of that spirit was evident in the collection, it was not the material that moved me the most. The pieces in the collection that spoke to me were his speeches – his drafts and notes. They were so eloquent and beautiful that I came away from every visit marveling at what an astonishing communicator he was and wondering what it would have been like to hear him speak. That became the basis for ABE LINCOLN: BEHIND THE SPEECHES.
Abraham Lincoln: Behind the Speeches
1812 Productions, is a Philadelphia theater company dedicated to entertaining, educating and exploring a variety of issues through comedy. 1812 Productions has received countless Barrymore nominations and awards and has been cited as one of the “Best of…” by Philadelphia Magazine.
Lincoln was a master of the communication tools of his day–the letter and the speech. Abraham Lincoln: Behind the Speeches is a four-part mockumentary that looks at what Abe might have done with some more modern 20th and 21st-century media formats, ranging from the Lincoln radio address to the Lincoln podcast.
Conceived and written by Jennifer Childs and Don Montrey
Video, Sound and Editing by Jorge Cousineau
Photoshop work by Dave Jadico
Featuring Nathan Holt, Fred Anderson, Jen Childs, Dave Jadico, Don Montrey, Tony Lawton, Monica Stephenson, and the voices of Susie Stevens, Scott Greer, Kate Tejada and Tyler Melchior.
NPR interview with an author who wrote a children’s book focusing on Lincoln’s childhood years.
An article describing the Lincoln Statue that stands in Boise, Idaho. It is the oldest statue of Lin ...
This is funny.
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