Charles Brookfield

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Charles Brookfield
Charles Brookfield (Charles Hallam Elton Brookfield, 1857–1913) was an actor, writer, and later censor of plays in the Lord Chamberlain's Office.

In 1895 he was involved in the prosecution of Oscar Wilde, despite having a small part in Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the time. Brookfield "constituted himself private prosecutor in this case and raked Piccadilly to find witnesses against Oscar Wilde."[1]

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  1. Alkarim Jivani, It's not unusual, page 16, quoting a 1916 book by Frank Harris