Kane O'Hara

(1712—1782) playwright

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(1714–1782), author of Midas, the first musical burlesque in English. Born in Sligo and educated at TCD. Midas was produced by amateurs at Capel St. Theatre, but soon went on to London. The Golden Pippin (1773) was revived by John O'Keeffe as Olympus in an Uproar in 1796.

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

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