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Cyrano de Bergerac (1897)

by Edmond Rostand

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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.… (more)
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The first time I read this was years and years ago, and while I enjoyed it, I was really too young to absorb much more than the basic storyline. My second encounter with Cyrano, however, came over IHOP pancakes as a good friend of mine read the entire play aloud, complete with voices and director's asides about stage setting and the actors. An unforgettable experience, certainly, but as amazing as it was, it was still truly Cyrano's story that gripped me. And it was Brian Hooker's translation---gorgeous, lush, evocative---that brought the play to stirring, poignant life. Cyrano de Bergerac is a beautiful piece, and I have no doubt threads of its story and its words will stay with me for a long time to come.
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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
Donne, RichardCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, ChristopherTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gips, PhilCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hall, GertrudeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hooker, BrianTranslatorsecondary 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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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.

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Cyrano aime Roxane qui aime Christian qui aime Roxane : il y en a un de trop… oui mais à Cyrano il manque la beauté, à Christian il manque l'esprit : qu'à cela ne tienne, à eux deux ils ne formeront qu'un pour séduire et se faire aimer de Roxanne, Roxanne pour qui amour rime avec esprit et beauté.Le panache, la grandeur, le désintéressement, la générosité, autant de vertus magnifiquement célébrées par les parfaits alexandrins de Rostand ; la quintessence de la comédie et de la tragédie réunies en un texte sublime et extraordinairement indémodable, capable de tirer autant de rires que de larmes, aux enfants comme à leurs grands-parents.Cette édition comprend une brève autobiographie de l'auteur.
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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0451528921, 014044968X

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