the actors aren't seen, and the readings are in voiceover; other
times, the actors are dressed in historically appropriate costumes
while "playing" the historical figure responsible
for the document.
"Liberty," Jake appears twice in costume. His first
appearance is in Episode 2, when he portrays a Virginia soldier
in the revolutionary war. Later (not sure which episode, but
it's one of the later ones taking place after the war), Jake's
portrayal is of another Virginia character, a gentleman farmer.
I seem to remember his bemoaning the financial situation he
finds himself in after the war.
cast for this documentary reads like a "Who's Who"
of New York theater (which probably explains Jake's inclusion--casting
must have been based in NYC), including Philip Bosco as Ben
Franklin (perfect!), Donna Murphy as Abigail Adams, and Roger
Rees (who directed Jake in "The Rivals") as Tom Paine.