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The Three Musketeers

Anthony Meredith
Anthony, who is currently working on a new edition of Richard Rodney Bennett’s biography (Richard Rodney Bennett: The Complete Musician), previously worked for Northern Ballet as an advisor on the music of Malcolm Arnold for The Three Musketeers. Anthony’s two latest books have been about cricket and motor racing: Lord’s Through Time and Silverstone Circuit Through Time. His dancer/choreographer daughter, Jo Meredith, recently appeared in The Wind In The Willows at the Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden.
This resource pack aims to give teachers a rich, stimulating set of materials to teach dance and other related subjects at Keystage 3 (with adaptations for Keystage 2). You can use this pack to build your own lesson plans and schemes of work with information and creative ideas drawn from Northern Ballet's production of The Three Musketeers. As well as dance performance, composition and appreciation, the pack signposts subject material for Design, Music, English, Drama, History and PSHE.
Prologue Paris – early 17 Century - a world of political intrigue where no-one can be trusted. The main characters and their relationships are introduced: Louis XIII and Anne of Austria and their loveless marriage; Cardinal Richelieu; a love affair between the Queen and the Duke of Buckingham. Act 1 Gascony D’Artagnan prepares to leave for Paris to become a Musketeer.
Charles has worked in the UK and internationally designing opera, ballet, drama, musicals and pantomime. His previous work for Northern Ballet includes set design for The Three Musketeers. He is resident designer with Library Theatre, Manchester. Charles has worked on many productions for Leicester Haymarket Theatre, most notably The Plough and The Stars.
John Longstaff
Born: Lancashire. Education: Girton College, Cambridge; Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Companies/Organisations: Kiel Opera House, Germany (conductor and rehearsal pianist); Northern Ballet Theatre (conductor and rehearsal pianist); Sheffield Symphony Orchestra (artistic director); Leeds College of Music (opera conductor), English National Ballet (guest conductor The Nutcracker and Giselle).
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