John Douglas Hall as James Madison

John Douglas Hall as James Madison gives a report on negotiations with France and England in 1811.  The art of Presidential impersonation can not only be entertaining, but also a useful means of teaching history.  There are thousands of Lincoln impersonators around the nation, and probably hundreds of Washington, not much for the remainder of our Presidents which is a pity.  Mr. Hall does a very good job as Madison.  He not only has his mannerisms down pat, but he speaks as Madison wrote, in fairly complex eighteenth century prose, which lends a verisimilitude to his performance. (more…)

Published in: on September 16, 2011 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on John Douglas Hall as James Madison  
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