Confidence, Courage, Boasting
Clint Brandhagen reads instructions from Dialogues for Schools, an 1813 textbook:
"In both confidence and courage the head is erect, the breast projected, the countenance clear and open. Boasting exaggerates these appearances: The arms are placed akimbo, the head drawn back with pride, the feet take large strides, and the voice swells into bombast."
THOMAS MOWBRAY (Elisha Bartels):
However heaven or fortune cast my lot,
There lives or dies true to king Richard’s throne,
A loyal, just, and upright gentleman;
Never did captive with freer heart,
Cast off his chains of bondage, and embrace
His golden, uncontrol’d enfranchisement,
More than my dancing soul doth celebrate
This feast of battle with mine adversary—
Most mighty liege,—and my companion peers,
Take from my mouth the wish of happy years:
As gentle and as jocund, as to jest,
Go I to fight,—truth hath a quiet breast.
Video by GVI, Inc.
Creative Director: Bob Burnett
Producer: Curtis Croley
Director of Photography: David Krupin
Sound Design: Scott Burgess
Sound Recording: Al Faison and Trudy Hutcherson
Video editor: Allison Rae
Filmed at the Elizabethan Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, December 2006.
Bill’s Buddies, 2006–07:
Cam Magee (also Buddies company manager)
Elisha Efua Bartels
Bill’s Buddies production manager: Niki Jacobsen
Bill’s Buddies is the educational outreach acting troupe of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Folger director of education and public programs: Janet Alexander Griffin
Folger head of education: Jeremy Ehrlich
Folger technical director / Production Manager: Eric Grims
Folger head of external affairs: Garland Scott
Folger director: Gail Kern Paster