Saturday, 23 April 2016

Shakespeare and Vlieland

We tried to find a connection with a Vlieland and a person who is in the news today.
Shakespeare is hot after 400 years .
So maybe there is a connection between the two.
Believe it or not we found several in our very own blog.
First of all there is Ray , who helps out a lot with the items you can read in the blog and who is an admirer of Shakespeare.
Then there is the Shakespeare birthday book 

and we have Nicholas Vlieland who played in several Shakespeare plays and was actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Past productions
And we have a story of Adolphus White who haunted Gwyneth Paltrow 
The actress of Shakespeare in love.


Gwyneth Paltrow haunted

Gwyneth Paltrow and a man she married even though he's not good enough for her have a ghost in their house. From Monsters and Critics:
Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin claim they are being haunted by the ghost of a 19th century musician. The pair believe their north London home, which they share with daughter Apple, is possessed by the ghost of Adolphus White - a Royal College of Music professor who died at the property in 1902. The pregnant 'Shakespeare In Love' actress is so worried about the musical apparition she is planning an exorcism at the house - located in the capital's plush Belsize Park region - before she gives birth in the spring. Friends of the 33-year-old actress and her Coldplay star husband say the pair have become increasingly anxious about the alleged spectre.


Europe Intelligence Wire

  | January 13, 2006 | Copyright
(From The Daily Star)
GWYNETH Paltrow and husband Chris Martin are being haunted by a 19thcentury musician.
And the showbiz couple have brought in the Kabbalah sect to rid their home of the ghoul, say pals.
The spectre is thought to be Adolphus White.
He was a professor of the Royal College of Music who died aged 71 at the property in London's posh Belsize Park in 1902.
His wife Eliza, an artist, died in the same master bedroom from a stroke aged 51 in 1887.
The shock revelation has seen Shakespeare In Love actress Gwyneth, 33, and Coldplay frontman Chris, 28, become increasingly worried, according to friends.
One said: "It's well known Chris had a lot of trouble writing his latest album X&Y and he's linking this to the haunting."
Arriving home this week, Chris said: "I'm sorry, I've nothing to say about this, " but didn't deny they were planning an exorcism.
Friends said Gwyneth is eager to rid her home of Adolphus before she gives birth in the spring and has contacted the London Kabbalah Centre to "cleanse" it on the advice of Madonna, 47. The ritual requires 10 men to chant psalms and blow a shofar, or ram's horn.
The pair are also desperate for the sect to succeed, having paid Titanic star Kate Winslet, 30, and her director husband Sam Mendes, 40, GBP2.8 million for the house in 2004.
The pal added: "On top of that they've spent GBP1m renovating it."
Neighbours in the exclusive road - which is also home to EastEnders' Wendy Richard, 62, and Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles, 31 - would also be happy to see the back of the spirit.
They complain the house is jinxed and one said: "There is certainly an eerie feeling there.
"No one has stayed there very long.".
Maybe Adolphus Charles was looking for his silver sword .
The sword mentioned in his will but which is no longer in the family .

'I bequeath to my nephew William White (son Of my late brother
Samuel Ethelbert White) the Silver Sword presented to me by the officers
and men Of the B. Company Of the 20th Middlesex Volunteer Corps (the
artists) And it is my wish that the same should not be sold but that on
his death the same should be given by him to some member Of my family but
I hereby declare that this expression Of my wishes should not be treated
as imposing any obligation by way Of trust'

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