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.
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Birth and Death Data: Born October 14, 1882, Died May 1, 1959
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923
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|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|
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Arkell, Reginald. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 23, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116505.
"Arkell, Reginald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 23 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Arkell, Reginald, 1882-1959 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr92042607
Wikidata: Reginald Arkell - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q7308579
ISNI: 0000 0001 0952 0203 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000109520203
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