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Theater as Seance

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Posted March 10, 2014

“In 1911, the famed American medium Anna Eva Fay held a public seance at the London Coliseum, inviting audience members to ask questions that she would answer by channelling the dead. Seated in the auditorium was Violet Coward, whose beloved 11-year-old son, Noël, had just begun his stage career after Violet spotted an advert in the Daily Mirror looking for a “talented boy” to appear in a play called The Goldfish.” More about  Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit, Madame Fay and Spiritualism at The Guardian. (via @katelaity)

 

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