John MacDermott

fl.1772; author of The Milesian (1772), a comic opera played at Smock Alley (Dublin), 26 Nov. 1772, prob. unprinted, though the prologue is quoted in Walker’s Magazine (Nov. 1772). PI GBI


D. J. ’Donoghue, Poets of Ireland (Dublin: Hodges Figgis 1912), asks of The Milesian, ‘was it connected in any way with the piece of the same name by Isaac Jackson? (q.v.)?’


James F. Arnott & J. W. Robinson, English Theatrical Literature, 1559-1900: A Bibliography [...] (London: Society for Theatre Research 1970; 1972), cites The Milesian (1772).

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