Alfred; or The Magic Banner

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a historic play by John OKeeffe.

First performed at Haymarket Little Theatre on 22 June 1796. The play was not a success and closed after three nights. One source refers to it as an opera called The Magic Banner , saying that it was not published separately, but is apparently identical with Alfred, or The Magic Banner, a drama published in the collected edition of O'Keeffe's work in 1798.

James Pocock based his opera Alfred the Great, or the Enchanted Standard on O'Keeffe's text. This was produced at Covent Grarden on 3 Nov. 1827.

Ruth Wehlau (2011) Alfred and Ireland: Irony and Irish Identity in John O'Keeffe's Alfred , European Romantic Review, 22:6, 801-817, DOI: 10.1080/10509585.2011.615995