Roy Dotrice portrayed the 16th President as a real human being, I saw this when it ran on PBS and have never forgotten it. The performance of this amazing one man show took place on the stage of the historic Ford Theater where Lincoln's assassination took place, and to add to the show, Dotrice looked warily at the box seats where John Wilkes Booth shot the President, conveniently left empty with its flag motif lay undisturbed. Only Gregory Peck and Hal Holbrook gave so much dimension to the Great Emancipator in this author's estimation.
I have always had a fascination with the portrayals of people in history - especially with Presidents. I only wish I could add this one to my collection. It was fabulous.
Dotrice was new to me at the time and I have since looked forward to any of his performances. I believe he portrayed Salieri in the film Amadeus.
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