Impressions of Thomas Jefferson

July 17, 2012 Posted by: Bella

Today, the actor who played Thomas Jefferson stood out to me the most.  In my opinion, it was amazing how he never broke character.  He looked a lot like him, too.

Also, he answered our questions.  He has to know a lot about Thomas Jefferson. It must be hard to remember the facts and keep that mentality.  I don't think I could do that.

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  1. April 28, 2014 at 10:26


  2. July 23, 2012 at 06:47

    I don't know who your Thomas Jefferson portrayer was, but you can learn much about Mr. Jefferson from his blog at Several times each week, he posts briefly on a variety of topics. Recent posts were: - "Are rules made to be broken?" - "Have you walked 10,000 steps today?," and - "Is there a doctor in the house?" July 2's post was "WWJD?" July 4 featured an interesting tidbit from Jefferson's personal notes on July 4, 1776.

  3. July 20, 2012 at 01:32

    Thank you, Bella. It is definitely hard to remember the facts and maintain the appropriate mental concentration for such a presentation. It is not unlike the writing exercises that you are undertaking and the writing skills that you are learning this week. Good storytelling —be it in spoken or written form— depends heavily on specific and rich details. I use historically correct details. A fiction writer has to invent those details. A reporter uses current & factually correct details. The basic idea is all the same; good communication is not just a matter of style, but more importantly a matter of detail and focus. Good luck with the rest of your writing workshop! Sincerely, Steve Edenbo (the speaker who portrayed Thomas Jefferson at The Declaration House for your workshop).

  4. July 19, 2012 at 02:41

    I bet you would be a great actress, or writer, or film maker, or whatever you want to be. I've seen your determination!

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