9781596091771

Cyrano De Bergerac: A Heroic Comedy in Five Acts

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    9781596091771

  • ISBN10:

    1596091770

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/27/2005
  • Publisher: New Amer Library
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Dramatis Personae 3(2)
ACT ONE: A Performance at the Hôtel de Bourgogne 5(53)
ACT TWO: The Poets' Cookshop 58(47)
ACT THREE: Roxane's Kiss 105(45)
ACT FOUR: The Gascon Cadets 150(49)
ACT FIVE: Cyrano's Gazette 199(25)
Selected Bibliography 224(1)
Fact, Fiction, and Film 225(9)
Discussion Points 234

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