Jason Stiles reads instructions from Dialogues for Schools, an 1813 textbook:
"Mirth, or laughter, opens the mouth horizontally, raises the cheeks high, lessens the aperture of the eyes, and, when violent, shakes and convulses the whole frame, fills the eyes with tears, and occasions holding the sides from the pain, the convulsive laughter gives them."
JAQUES (Cam Magee):
A fool, a fool, I met a fool i’ th’ forest,
A motley fool, a miserable varlet;
As I do live by food I met a fool,
Good morrow, fool, quoth I; no, sir, quoth he,
Call me not fool, till heav’n hath sent me fortune;
And then he drew a dial from his poak,
And looking on with lack-lustre eye,
Says very wisely, it’s ten o’clock;
Thus may we see, quoth he, how the world wags.
And thereby hangs a tale. When I did hear
The motley fool thus moral on the time,
My lungs began to crow like chanticleer,
And I did laugh sans intermission
An hour by his dial. O noble fool!
A worthy fool! Motley is the only wear.
—As You Like It
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