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St GENESIUS

Patron Saint of Actors and Thespians

Actor and Martyr. Performing a satire in Rome about Christian baptism, he got lost in the plot and converted himself.

He probably thought this would amuse Emperor Diocletian, but Diocletian much preferred a good tragedy.

The actor was beheaded in a farewell performance. So much for method acting. He's now the Patron Saint of Actors.

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT St GENESIUS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : GENESIUS
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-303
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 91

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