Reginald Arkell

Reginald Arkell (October 14 1881 – May 1, 1959) was a British script writer and comic novelist who wrote many musical plays for the London theatre. The most popular of those was an adaptation of the spoof history book 1066 and All That: 1066—and all that: A Musical Comedy based on that Memorable History by Sellar and Yeatman. He was the author of A Cottage in the Country and the Green Fingers series of garden verse.

Arkell was born on 14 October 1882 at Lechlade, Gloucestershire, England, was educated at Burford Grammar School and trained as a journalist. He married actress Elizabeth Evans in 1912. During the First World War he served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and The Norfolk Regiment. He also scripted a propaganda comic book, Bosch the soldier, illustrated by Alfred Leete. Arkell died on 1 May 1959 at Cricklade, England.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 14th, 1882, Died May 1st, 1959

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27596 10-in. 3/8/1923 If winter comes (Summer will come again) Frances Alda Soprano vocal solo, with violin and orchestra author  
Brunswick 9930-9932 10-in. 2/15/1923 If winter comes (Summer will come again) Allen McQuhae Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Brunswick 9974-9976 10-in. 2/23/1923 If winter comes (Summer will come again) Allen McQuhae Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Brunswick 10080-10082 10-in. 3/8/1923 If winter comes Allen McQuhae Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arkell, Reginald," accessed July 30, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116505.

Arkell, Reginald. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 30, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116505.

"Arkell, Reginald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 30 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116505

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