?1780-1824 [John Bertridge Clarke]; b. Co. Roscommon, ed. TCD; Ramiro,
trag. (Th. Royal, Dublin, 1822, four times); also adapted Schillers Kabale unde Liebe as Ravenna or Italian Love (CG 3 Dec.
1824) 1824. During the Dublin performance of Ramiro, students threw
a straw man from the gallery, dressed in academic robes; d. in poverty;
there is a notice on him in The Warder (13 Jan. 1866). PI RAF.
Patrick Rafroidi, Irish Literature in English: The Romantic Period, 1789-1850 (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1980), under Clarke,
John Bertridge, notes contrib. Dublin Magazine, 1820, The
Drama, etc.; actor and playwright; died destitute. Napoleon at
Waterloo (1816); The Tears and Smiles of Ireland (1817); The
Lamentations of the Empire (1818), and - according to PI - an unpublished
MS, The Moorish Maid, a verse tale. See Peter Kavanagh, The
Irish Theatre (1946).
Madden Papers, Irish Periodical Literature: Magazines 1820-1830,
incl. Ode to Fancy, in Messrs. Rice & Cole, ed., Dublin
Magazine, 2 vols. (Dublin: Folds 1820), also news item on John Bertridge
Clarke from The Warder (20th Jan. 1866), both held as Gilbert
MS 281 in Pearse St. Library, Dublin.