Alfred Sutro


Biography of Alfred Sutro

Alfred Sutro (August 7, 1863, London – September 11, 1933 Surrey, England) was a British author and dramatist.

He was a translator and friend of Maeterlinck. Educated at the City of London School and in Brussels, he began his career with a series of translations of Maeterlinck's works, all of which except the dramas he translated from the French. Afterward turning his attention to the drama, he at first collaborated with Arthur Bourchier in producing The Chili Widow (1896), then wrote in rapid succession The Cave of Illusion (1900), Arethusa (1903), A Marriage Has Been Arranged (1904), and finally made a great success with The Walls of Jericho, produced at the Garrick Theatre, London, on October 21, 1904.

Sutro married Esther Stella Isaacs, the sister of the 1st Marquess of Reading, in 1894.

Alfred Sutro's Works:

The Walls of Jericho (1904)
John Glayde's Honour (1907)
The Choice (1919)
The Great Well (1923)

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