Sarah Isdell

Life
?1780-?; related to Goldsmith; successful comedy, The Poor Gentleman (1811), a comedy successfully staged in Dublin; novels, The Irish Recluse (3 vols. 1809), and The Vale of Louisiana [q.d.] . DIW PI

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References
Peter Kavanagh, The Irish Theatre (Tralee: The Kerryman 1946), Sarah Isdell fl.1820; two dram. pieces, neither printed (though O’Donoghue thinks The Poor Gentleman (sic) was, The Poor Gentlewoman, com. (Crow St. 4 Mar 1811); The Cavern or The Outlaws, com. op. (Th. Royal, Dublin 22 Apr. 1825), with musci by Stevenson. [Allardyce Nicoll (Nineteenth-century British Drama); Dublin University Magazine, Oct. 1855, p.443; PI]

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