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Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
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Cyrano de Bergerac (original 1897; edition 2008)

by Edmond Rostand (Author), Gertrude Hall (Translator), Peter Connor (Introduction)

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In 17th-century Paris, a long-nosed poet and swordsman helps his handsome friend win the girl he himself loves.
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Title:Cyrano de Bergerac
Authors:Edmond Rostand (Author)
Other authors:Gertrude Hall (Translator), Peter Connor (Introduction)
Info:Barnes & Noble Classics (2008), 208 pages
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Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand (Author) (1897)

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Le nez de Cyrano s'est mis en travers de son cœur. La belle Roxane aime ailleurs, en l'espèce un cadet sans esprit mais de belle apparence, Christian de Neuvillette.
La pièce de Rostand met en scène la tragique complicité entre deux moitiés d'homme, et s'achève sur une évidence en forme d'espérance : sous les traits de Christian, ce n'était pas moins que l'âme de Cyrano qu'aimait Roxane.
Avec ce drame en cinq actes, au travers des reprises ou des adaptations cinématographiques, Rostand a connu et connaît un triomphe ininterrompu et planétaire. Pourquoi? À cause des qualités d'écriture, des vertus dramatiques ou de la réussite du personnage principal de la pièce? Sans doute, pour une part. Mais la raison profonde tient à son art de caresser l'un de nos plus anciens mythes : il n'est pas de justice ici-bas, ni d'amour heureux. Presque pas. Et tout est dans cette manière de nous camper sur cette frontière, entre rêve et réalité, entre lune et terre.
  Haijavivi | Jun 9, 2019 |
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This play has an electrifying final act that brings the play to a satisfying conclusion. ( )
  DanielSTJ | May 5, 2019 |
Rostand, Edmond (1897). Cyrano de Bergerac (trad. Cinzia Bigliosi Franck). Milano: Feltrinelli. 2009. ISBN: 9788807822117. Pagine 285. 0,99 €

Un’altra offerta-lampo di Amazon, tre classici a 99 centesimi l’uno.

Comprato perché Morgaine, che l’aveva letto nell’originale francese, mi aveva detto che era bellissimo, che lo aveva divorato in un baleno e aveva passato il tempo a piangere.

Devo avere il cuore di pietra, perché non mi è piaciuto per niente, ho trovato la storia scontata (con lo meno spessore drammaturgico del Rigoletto, anche se sotto il profilo narratologico la storia è la stessa: uno scambio di persona andato a finire male), il modo di raccontarla stucchevole (confesso di capire poco la scrittura teatrale, con tutti quegli a capo), il brio più da Ferrarelle che da champagne…

Per di più, il bacio non è per nulla «un apostrofo rosa tra le parole t’amo», come sui cartigli dei baci Perugina, ma «un punto rosa sulla i di amor mio» (pos. Kindle 3223): certo più vicino all’originale francese («Un point rose qu’on met sur l’i du verbe aimer», pos. 5357), ma insomma, un altro anticlimax. ( )
  Boris.Limpopo | Apr 29, 2019 |
SUMMARY:
Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. One of the most beloved heroes of the stage, Cyrano de Bergerac is a magnificent wit who, despite his many gifts, feels that no woman can ever love him because of his enormous nose. He adores the beautiful Roxanne but, lacking courage, decides instead to help the tongue-tied but winsome Christian woo the fair lady by providing him with flowery sentiments and soulful poetry. Roxanne is smitten—but is it Christian she loves or Cyrano? A triumph from the moment of its 1897 premiere, Cyrano de Bergerac has become one of the most frequently produced plays in the world. Its perennial popularity is a tribute to the universal appeal of its themes and characters.Peter Connor is Associate Professor of French and comparative literature at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of Georges Bataille and the Mysticism of Sin (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).
  buffygurl | Mar 8, 2019 |
The classic play that follows the adventures of the titular credit as he fights to defend his strong sense of honour, succumbs to love, and takes on anyone who makes even the slightest disparaging comment about his large nose.

I think my first exposure to this play was probably in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation and while I've always known the outline of the plot, I had never read it. I've now fixed that and while the play was enjoyable, I don't think it's one I'll revisit. That said, the complex stage descriptions leave me in awe of how it would have been staged in the 19th century. ( )
  MickyFine | Aug 7, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Rostand, EdmondAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bair, LowellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Besnier, PatrickForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bigliosi Franck, CinziaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brissaud, PierreIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burgess, AnthonyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Connor, PeterIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cronk, NicholasIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cuomo, FrancoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dole, Helen B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, ChristopherTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hall, GertrudeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hooker, BrianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pavis, PatriceEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Untermeyer, LouisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It was to the soul of CYRANO that I intended to dedicate this poem.
But since that soul has been reborn in you, COQUELIN, it is to you that I dedicate it.
- E. R.
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The hall of the Hotel de Bourgogne in 1640.
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This is the play by Edmond Rostand. It should not be combined with any adaptation (e.g., do not combine it with any film adaptation).
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