- Abraham Lincoln: Character Portrayals, Inspirational, Leadership
- The Lincoln Legacy – A glimpse into what makes us all admire Lincoln
- Lincoln and Leadership – Insight into Lincoln’s leadership principles
Fritz (Richard F.) Klein, actor, student of Lincoln for many years, Klein’s uncanny ability to “be Lincoln” is a powerful means of touching hearts and lives.
Klein aka as Abraham Lincoln: You will learn the keys to Lincoln’s success in business, life, and true greatness.
To prepare for a performance, Klein aka Lincoln takes about an hour with costume and make-up.
However, if you happen to have Lincoln in mind, his natural resemblance to Abraham Lincoln can be quite convincing. Several years ago when visiting Washington D.C. he created something of a stir when he walked into Ford’s Theater, the place where Lincoln was shot. Though Klein was dressed in ordinary street attire, with his 6’3″ height and Quaker beard one woman screamed outright when she looked up to see him casually strolling down the stairs.
Klein usually peppers his performances with humor, stories, and passion.
An exciting part of these shows has been the element of audience participation. It becomes both entertainment and education.
“It is amazing how well Lincoln’s words and ideas bear upon the present,” he says.
“Leadership training, management, and problem solving skills take on a new depth of meaning in a historical context, and have a deeper impact when tempered with dramatic narrative, humor, and personal involvement.”
The Crisis Within – The Civil War and 9/11
Superimpose the civil war of 1861 over the attack on the twin towers on
September 11, 2001.
What do you find?
What if the President who led us through the Civil War could learn about 9/11 and respond to it?
What would he say?
In what ways can we learn from Lincoln regarding 9/11?
How have these two experiences changed our ideas of civil liberty, security, rights, freedom of religion, and insurgents in a free country?
Are there limits to diversity in the context of freedom – have we been here before?
Who is responsible?
Can Lincoln, this iconic American giant, teach us what to do
for our future?
Can we, will we, learn from the past?
Fritz Klein, with many years of experience as a Lincoln scholar, actor, and educator attempts to answer these and more questions regarding 9/11 in this most unusual, enlightening, and inspiring, program.
See Lincoln react to the description of the 9/11 event. Hear him explain the similarities between this and what he himself went through in the 1860s. Interact – ask him how he would have responded to 9/11!
Find out how the unexpected developments during those tragic years of Civil War led to a whole new America, stronger and more secure.
Leave this encounter with new understanding, new faith, new determination.
Recently, Klein aka as Abraham Lincoln, completed three films: a feature entitled “Lost River” which opened in the Baltimore area in 2011, four History Channel Lincoln Bicentennial spots, and one for the Lincoln Home National Park.
On President Obama’s Inauguration night, Klein was featured as Lincoln in the first American showing film called “Lincoln’s Last Night”.
Klein is featured in the new Ford’s Theater exhibit put together by History Channel, and has a new National Geographic film.
In February 2011 he was Lincoln for National Geographic’s “Lincoln’s Secret Killer” and beginning in March, 2011 he has been working on a new film for The History Channel on Lincoln’s DNA.