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Three Musketeers The Three Musketeers

Music

Reginald Somerville (born 1867; died Tankerton-on-Sea, Kent, 8 July 1948).

Text

Herbert Whitney.

Source

Novel Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844) by Alexandre Dumas père (1802-1870).

 

Premieres

First Performance: Liverpool (Royal Court Theatre), March 1899.

First Performance in Scotland: Glasgow (Theatre Royal), 29 March 1899.

 

Background

It may seem strange, looking from the standpoint of the 21st century, when the story of the Three Musketeers is familiar from countless TV and cinema versions, that in its early decades it remained little known.

The Cast

Anne de Breuil 'Miladi'
 
Anne of Austria
 Queen of France
Aramis
 a Musketeer
Athos
 a Musketeer
Cardinal Richelieu
 
Constance Bonacieux
 attendant to the Queen
D'Artagnan
 a young country gentleman
De Tréville
 Captain of the Musketeers
Duke of Buckingham
 
Felton
 a Puritan
Louis XIII
 King of France
Porthos
 a Musketeer
Pouchet
 an Innkeeper
Rochefort
 the Cardinal's Guard

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