Banaste Tarleton (Virtual Show performed by Mark Schneider – Online Zoom)

Event details

  • Thursday | January 14, 2021 to Thursday | January 28, 2021
  • All Day
  • Zoom - see link below
  • (864) 244-1499

Cost: Free

Banastre Tarleton, butcher of the Battle of Cowpens

This virtual show has concluded. For a link to view this performance for the next two weeks (until January 29, 2021)


On the anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens, the dastardly Banastre Tarleton, better known as Bloody Ban or The Butcher, reflects on his battle with the Patriot forces. History comes alive at this Free virtual Chautauqua performance. Boo, hiss, ask questions. Bloody Ban Tarleton will have to answer to you for his despicable deeds. Experience the Battle of Cowpens as told by the dashing British commander whose arrogance and ability defined the battle but could not defeat our Patriot Militia forces.

Performed by Mark Schneider who in February 2018 performed for us as Napoleon.

Mark Schneider, a historical interpreter and Nation Builder at Colonial Williamsburg is not only a consummate student of history, but also a skilled actor. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University, where he majored in history and performed on the equestrian team. He then volunteered for the Army and served as a Cavalry scout stationed in Germany and Bosnia.

He has performed at Colonial Williamsburg for over 22 years where he portrays the Marquis de Lafayette and Napoleon. He has performed internationally in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain.

In February 2018, Mark performed as Napoleon at Greenville’s Winter Chautauqua.

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