Robert King brings poise, dignity and a little 'fight club' to "Lincoln gives a Lickin"

Robert King is an experienced stage actor who knows how to move thanks to a lot of formal training in dance. Qualifications aside, what I liked most about Robert for this role was his natural poise and dignity which is simply a part of who he is as a person. This was a role where the pendulum had to swing widely, and Robert delivered. As a reserved President Lincoln he exudes a highly commanding presence, but when Abe gets his "fight club" on the viewer is taken by total surprise at Lincoln's more aggressive side. Extreme contrasts in this version of Lincoln are what make him a character you can't stop watching. Kudos to Robert for pulling it off so well and making both sides of Abe so believable. 

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