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Cyrano De Bergerac (French Edition) (original 1897; edition 1991)

by Rostand (Author)

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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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Title:Cyrano De Bergerac (French Edition)
Authors:Rostand (Author)
Info:Editions Larousse (1991)
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Rating:*****
Tags:Collection personnelle à Brookstone, Théâtre

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Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand (1897)

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  AnkaraLibrary | Feb 23, 2024 |
This version is complete and unabridged. Translation by Brian Hooker. ( )
  Kiri | Dec 24, 2023 |
More like a 2.5 star book.

I liked how it started, with people of all sorts coming in to see a play. It was fun to think about the different types of people portrayed, and how over the centuries us humans don't really change that much. There's always the stuffy middle-agers taking themselves very seriously, the young fellas pulling pranks and acting out, the vain young men strutting around and provoking others. It's somehow sweet to see. All that happened during the acts in the theater was tops.

Then came the wooing, the main event. What an absolute snooze-fest. Cyrano's long-windedness, which is what Roxane loves most about him/Christian, is flat-out boring to this modern reader. We get it, she's hot and you have the feels, WRAP IT UP.

Then we are on the frontlines of a siege in the war between France and Spain. Here things perked up considerably. And that moment when Roxane's carriage rolls into camp - I about died! It was so unexpected and brilliant. This love triangle is brought to a head, but then with a little twist our author avoids the explosion. What what what?! So then does Roxane marry Cyrano to give us the happy ending, or does she marry the villain-whose-name-I-forget and break our hearts? OMG NEITHER. It is so perfectly done.

So the first and last acts were really good, but that middle dragged the whole thing down. I've got it at 2 stars right now, but as it percolates in my subconscious and conscious over the next few days I might bump it up. ( )
  blueskygreentrees | Jul 30, 2023 |
I think this reread (via the LATW website) was my 4th or 5th time. While I enjoyed it as always, this translation by Anthony Burgess wasn't the best one I have experienced. Or maybe it was the way the play was adapted... in any case, something about it was just not up to my expectations. However, the interview with Sue Lloyd, author of The Man Who Was Cyrano: A Life of Edmond Rostand, included at the conclusion of the play brings my rating up to 4.5*. I had no idea that Cyrano & Roxanne were historical figures from the 17th century! I had assumed that Rostand had made them up.

This recording has the following cast:
Caroline Aaron as Lise/Mother Marguerite
Hugo Armstrong as Le Bret
Kalen Harriman as Foodseller/Others
Gregory Itzin as Comte De Guiche
Hamish Linklater as Cyrano
Anna Mathias as Duenna/Others
Morgan Ritchie as Valvert/Bellerose/Others
Jason Ritter as Christian
André Sogliuzzo as Ragueneau/Ligniere/Others
Devon Sorvari as Roxane
Matthew Wolf as Cuigy/Others ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 27, 2023 |
This is another classic I read in high school, while I was learning that I couldn't expect to understand everything about every book I tried to read. ( )
  mykl-s | Apr 11, 2023 |
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Rostand, Edmondprimary 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
Guillemard, Mary F.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hall, GertrudeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hooker, BrianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hooker, BrianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pavis, PatriceEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thomas, GladysTranslatorsecondary 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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