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Isaac Jackman

(c. 1752—1831) journalist and playwright


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(?1732–?1831), dramatist. Born in Dublin, he went to London as an author of comic operas, and became editor of The Morning Post, 1786–95. His earliest play, All the World's a Stage (1777), was revived frequently. The Milesian (1777) concerns a Captain Cornelius O'Gollagher. In The Divorce (1781) a stage-Irish adventurer begins teaching Gaelic instead of French to the lady he is wooing. Hero and Leander (1787) was a classical burlesque, while The Man of Parts (1795) is English social comedy.

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

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