The Tragedy of Chrononhotonthologos
March 7, 2014 1:19 PM Subscribe
An Anti-Chamber in the Palace.
Enter RIGDUM-FUNNIDOS and ALDIBORONTIPHOSCOPHORNIO, courtiers.
Where left you Chrononhotonthologos?
First staged in 1734 by the satirist Henry Carey, Chrononhotonthologos ("The Most Tragical Tragedy That Ever Was Tragedized By Any Company Of Tragedians") is the tragic story of the angry king Chrononhotonthologos, his even angrier general, his groveling courtiers, his disaffected queen, and his titanic war with the invert Antipodeans. Any echoes of the Torey-Whig rivalry or the careers of King George II, Queen Caroline, and Robert Walpole are purely coincidental, or in any event not crucial to the plot.
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