William Arthur Schröpfer (17 March 1908 – 25 February 1962) known by the pen name and stage name Arthur Macrae was an English playwright and comic actor. He graduated from RADA in 1928; with acting work including the original West End productions of Noël Coward's Cavalcade (1931), and South Sea Bubble (1956). He wrote the book for the 1945 hit West End musical Under the Counter.
|Died||25 February 1962 (aged 53)|
Selected written worksEdit
- Flat to Let - play (1931), produced at the Criterion Theatre with Lilian Braithwaite and Ann Todd
- She Shall Have Music - film (1935)
- Under Your Hat - musical play (1939) (filmed in 1940)
- Traveller's Joy - play (1948) (filmed in 1949)
- Encore - film (1951) segment "Winter Cruise"
- Both Ends Meet - play (1954) also filmed by the BBC for the Sunday-Night Play (1960–1963) aired 25 March 1962.
- "Arthur Macrae". BFI.
- McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781526111975 – via Google Books.
- "Arthur Macrae - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
- Fabrique. "Arthur Macrae — RADA". www.rada.ac.uk.
- "Production of Cavalcade - Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
- Wearing, J. P. (16 September 2014). The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780810893085 – via Google Books.
- Albert Hunt, Geoffrey Reeves Peter Brook 1995 - Page 6 0521296056 "What on earth was Both Ends Meet in 1954? It was a play by a comedian, Arthur Macrae, about a man who hates the Inland Revenue. He won't marry his fiancee, because the two of them get better tax concessions as 'separate units', and he ."
- Peter Brook: A Biography - Page 81 1408852284 Michael Kustow - 2013 "More robust was Arthur Macrae's comedy Both Ends Meet, a comedy about cheating the taxman which Brook directed in the summer of 1954 at the Apollo Theatre. "
- "Both Ends Meet (1962)". BFI.