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|Posté le: Lun 3 Juil - 14:19 (2017) Sujet du message: Did Noel Coward Ever Face His Own QuotBlithe Spiritquot
From its premiere in 1941 to the present day, Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT has entertained audiences as a play, film, radio presentation and television production. That work deals with the travails of Charle Condomine, a novelist who calls on a medium to help him research a book on the paranormal only to have that medium summon the ghost of his first wife.
Those who have enjoyed that work in whatever format may not realize there are accounts indicating that, for Noel Coward, the inspiration for BLITHE SPIRIT may have been, literally, close to home.
Four reports: one from an actress, another from a colleague of Noel Coward, the third from a journalist and the fourth from an historian, all indicate the presence of a ghost haunting Goldenhurst, Noel Coward's summer home -- specifically, a room in the passageway connecting the farmhouse to the barn.
The incidents vary from "a noise in the night" to a disembodied voice calling someone's name followed by footsteps creaking on floorboards like "someone pacing" back and forth (except there was no visible person who could be making those noises).
As Noel Coward was renown for the strong female characters he would create, (The theme for the latest issue of Home Chat, the magazine of the Noel Coward Society is "Noel Coward and his Ladies.") one must note that, except for a married couple, the reports tend to center on lone women experiencing "something peculiar" in the room.
The entity, or whatever caused those disturbances, never bothered a lone male It apparently followed Noel Coward's example to hold a fascination for women.
In fact, the report left by the actress is entitled, "Lady's Man."
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