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Sketchley, Arthur

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Pseudonym of UK playwright and author George Rose (1817-1882), the first of whose series of comic sketches presenting the erratic lower-class opinions of Mrs Brown was "How Mrs Brown Spent Christmas Day" (in Routledge's Annual, anth 1866). Her responses to George T Chesney's The Battle of Dorking (1871 chap), which she believes to be factual, are given in Mrs Brown on the Battle of Dorking (1871 chap) (see Battle of Dorking). In later years, Rose played Mrs Brown in staged readings. [JC]

George Rose

born London: 19 May 1817

died London: 11 November 1882

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