Cyrano de Bergerac

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, May 1, 1972 - Drama - 220 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

Contents

A Performance at the H6tel
11
The Poets Cookshop
58
Roxanes Kiss
100
Copyright

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