January 24 1750 AD: Great Irish Luvvie Dies

The great Irish Shakespearean actor Diarmuid Ó’Tooby dies on stage during a production of Hamlet in a tent in Killarney. Ó’Tooby had been the first Irishman to play Othello in a controversial production of Twelfth Night. Colleagues and family remark that the manner of his end is “Exactly how he would have wanted it except for the bit where he was stabbed to death in front of an audience of twelve people and a weasel”.

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