Cyrano de Bergerac: An Heroic Comedy in Five Acts
This is Edmond Rostand's immortal play in which chivalry and wit, bravery and love are forever captured in the timeless spirit of romance. Set in Louis XIII's reign, it is the moving and exciting drama of one of the finest swordsmen in France, gallant soldier, brilliant wit, tragic poet-lover with the face of a clown. Rostand's extraordinary lyric powers gave birth to a universal hero--Cyrano De Bergerac--and ensured his own reputation as author of one of the best-loved plays in the literature of the stage. This translation, by the American poet Brian Hooker, is nearly as famous as the original play itself, and is generally considered to be one of the finest English verse translations ever written.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BayardUS - LibraryThing
What Rostand gives you with this play can, I think, be boiled down to two things: the language he uses and the titular character of Cyrano de Bergerac. No other characters are given much depth, and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AddictedToMorphemes - LibraryThing
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand Translated into English by Brian Hooker Bittersweet tale of unrequited love, nobility and honor. This play is set in France in 1640, during the reign of Louis XIII ... Read full review