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A Burlesque Tragic Opera in One Act and Five Seenes by WILLIAM BARNES RHODES
THIS is one of the early Burlesques, first performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, on August 7, 1810.
The Scene opens with the arrival at the King's palace of General Bombastes on his return from his successful campaign. The Opera shows that his good fortune in war doss not follow him into the lists of love...
Characters :
The Army, Attendants, and Courtiers.


Unknown: William Barnes Rhodes
Artaxominous (King of Utopia): Kendrick Deane
Fusbos (Minister of State): George Stone
General Bombastes: Wilfred J Kirkpatrick
Distaffina: Marjorie Stone

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