Joseph Atkinson

(1743—1818) playwright

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(1743–1818), playwright. Born in Dublin and educated at TCD, he wrote dramatic comedies and comic operas such as Mutual Deception (1785), Match for a Widow (1788), and Love in a Blaze (1800) which were produced successfully with music by Charles Dibdin and Sir John Stevenson.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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