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LONDON, February 3

In the case in which Miss Rosemary Rees, of New Zealand, is suing Walter and Frederick Melville, of the Lyceum Theatre, for infringing the rights of her play, " The Beggar's Bride " in " The Beggar Girl's Wedding," experts, including Mr E. Temple and" Miss Cicely Hamilton, gave evidence that the plot | of Miss Rees's/play was practicallyj identical with, that, which the Melvilles were producing. Mr : Armstrong, for seven years ! reader for Mr Arthur Bourchier, gave | evidence that he had in that time read i 3000 plays, and during the following five years 2000 more. Miss Cicely Hamilton, actress and playwright, declared that all ' melodramas consisted of efforts on the part of the villain and the villainess to slaughter the hero, y • ,

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RIGHTS INFRINGED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8786, 5 February 1914

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RIGHTS INFRINGED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8786, 5 February 1914

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