Foist is very nervous about playing the role of Ulysses. He keeps hinting that he may not be up to the role. "Almost 500 lines, Doc -really?" I took great pleasure in reminding him - in front of the group - of his long history of accomplishment with The Shakespeare Project, and of his expressed desire (last year) for a lead role. He shrugged his shoulders, shook his head, and said, "Well then. We'll see what I can do with this."