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Alfred Sutro OBE
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V of the United Kingdom. The Order comprises five classes in civil and military divisions...
(August 7, 1863, London
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– 1933) was a British
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author and dramatist.
He was a translator and friend of Maeterlinck. Educated at the City of London School
The City of London School is a boys' independent day school on the banks of the River Thames in the City of London, England. It is the brother school of the City of London School for Girls and the co-educational City of London Freemen's School...
and in Brussels
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, he began his career with a series of translations of Maeterlinck's works, all of which except the dramas he translated from the French
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. Afterward turning his attention to the drama, he at first collaborated with Arthur Bourchier
Arthur Bourchier was an English actor and theatre manager. He married and later divorced the actress Violet Vanbrugh....
in producing The Chili Widow
(1896), then wrote in rapid succession The Cave of Illusion
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(1903), A Marriage Has Been Arranged
(1904), and finally made a great success with The Walls of Jericho
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produced at the Garrick Theatre
The Garrick Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Charing Cross Road, in the City of Westminster. It opened on 24 April 1889 with The Profligate, a play by Arthur Wing Pinero. In its early years, it appears to have specialised in the performance of melodrama, and today the theatre is a...
, London, on October 21, 1904.
Sutro married Esther Stella Isaacs, the sister of the 1st Marquess of Reading
Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, PC, KC , was an English lawyer, jurist and politician...
, in 1894.
- The Walls of Jericho (1904)
- John Glayde's honour (1907)
- The choice (1919)
- The great well (1923)