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Arthur Bourchier

Arthur Bourchier (22 June 1863 – 14 September 1927) was an English actor and theatre manager. He married and later divorced the actress Violet Vanbrugh.

Bourchier was noted for roles both in classical drama, particularly Shakespeare, and in contemporary plays, including works by W. S. Gilbert, Anthony Hope, Arthur Wing Pinero and Alfred Sutro. He managed several West End theatres during his career, including the Royalty, the Criterion, the Garrick (for a total of eight years), His Majesty's and the Strand.

In his later years Bourchier became active in British politics as a member of the Labour Party.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 22nd, 1863 (Speen), Died September 14th, 1927 (Johannesburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 4502f 12-in. 10/7/1910 Dagger speech Arthur Bourchier Recitation speaker  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bourchier, Arthur," accessed August 2, 2021,

Bourchier, Arthur. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from

"Bourchier, Arthur." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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