Ratings : 65435

Review : 1694


Published : Aug. 5, 2003

By : Signet Classics

Language : eng

Paperback : 240 Pages

Published : Aug. 5, 2003

By : Signet Classics

Language : eng

Paperback : 240 Pages

Cyrano de Bergerac

65435 Ratings - 1694 Review

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 *****, 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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ABOUT Edmond Rostand

Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand was a French poet and dramatist.

Rostand is associated with neo-romanticism, and is best known for his play "Cyrano de Bergerac". Rostand's romantic plays provided an alternative to the naturalistic theatre popular during the late 19th century. One of Rostand's works, "Les Romanesques", has been adapted as the highly successful musical comedy "The Fantasticks".

Rostand became the youngest writer to be elected to the Académie Française.