Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Maude Fealy as Mercia

Maude Fealy as Mercia in the play 'The Sign of the Cross' (1904)

Plot (according to Wikipedia):

Much as in Quo Vadis, Marcus Superbus, a Roman patrician under Nero, falls in love with a young woman (Mercia) and converts to Christianity for her. As in Quo Vadis, Poppea, Nero's wife, is in unrequited lust for Marcus. At the end, Mercia and Marcus sacrifice their lives in the arena to the lions. This ending is in complete contrast to Quo Vadis, in which Marcus Vinicius (not Marcus Superbus) and Lygia (not Mercia) survive and presumably live happily ever after, and Nero and Poppea are the ones who die.

next episode: Worms

4 comments:

  1. Maude Fealy was so stunningly beautiful.

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  2. I notice you've posted her portrait a number of times, she certainly is very beautiful.

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  3. Your lovely Maude, looking suitably resigned to her fate in the lions' den.

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  4. The cross of St. Andrew...
    Beautiful material again, Rob!
    Best wishes.

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