Peter Le Fanu

fl.1778; ed. TCD, BA 1769; ordained; brother of Philip Le Fanu; wrote Smock Alley Secrets or The Manager Worried (Smock Alley, 1 Nov. 1778). ODNB GBI [DIW]

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D. J. O’Donoghue, Poets of Ireland (Dublin: Hodges Figgis 1912), gives no bio-dates but identifies him as the holder of a TCD BA of 1769; also Reverend, ‘fashionable preacher and uncle by marriage of James Sheridan Knowles; MS of the preface in collection of H. Houdini of New York (see La Tourette, p. 349, note 74).

Peter Kavanagh, The Irish Theatre (Tralee: The Kerryman 1946), MS of Smock Alley Secrets or the Manager Worried (Smock Alley 1 Nov 1780), unprinted, in Houdini Collection, NY; notes other private pieces are reported and a life in [Baker’s] Biographia Dramatica.

William Smith Clark, The Early Irish Stage: The Beginnings to 1720 (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1955; Connecticut 1973), contains ref.

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