Why Lincoln Matters: As a Leader

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Lincoln was seemingly a natural born leader. With his ability to command a room, give a powerful speech and negotiate, he is regarded as one of the best presidents in American history. As a leader, Lincoln was determined to hold together a nation that was falling apart at the seams.

Video: Playing Mary Lincoln

Actress Mary Bacon takes on the title role in the world premiere of The Widow Lincoln, a dramatization of the 40 grief-filled days Mary Lincoln spent isolated in the White House following the murder of her husband at Ford’s Theatre. Here, see Bacon discuss her experience portraying one of the most controversial First Ladies in…

Designing a Ghost

In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve: Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. In his original text, Dickens describes each of these ghosts in great detail; each ghost has been re-imagined by generations of designers and illustrators for page, stage and…