Cyrano de Bergerac (Signet Classics)

Cyrano de Bergerac (Signet Classics) Author Edmond Rostand
ISBN-10 0451531981
ISBN-13 9780451531988
Year 2012-03-06
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Signet
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Regarded as one of the greatest dramas ever written Cyrano de Bergerac is the story of the silver tongued soldier whose unfortunate looks drive him to woo his love by speaking for his handsome but dull witted rival Cyrano de Bergerac occupies a unique place in the modern theater Deliberately disavowing realism and contemporary relevance Edmond Rostands masterpiece represents a turning back in both time and spirit to an earlier age of high adventure and soaring idealism Its magnificent hero Cyranonoble of soul and grotesque in appearance gallant Gascon soldier brilliant wit and timid lover alternately comic heroic tragicrepresents one of the most challenging of all acting roles in its complexity and mercurial changes of mood From its original production to the present day Cyrano de Bergerac has enjoyed a charmed existence on the stage its unflagging pace of action and eloquence of language enchanting critics and public alike Here in a superlative translation is the ultimate triumph of the great French romantic traditiona work which in the words of the French critic Lematre prolongs unites and blendsthree centuries of comic fantasy and moral grace Translated by Lowell BairWith an Introduction by Eteel Lawson and an Afterword by Cynthia B Kerr

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac Author Edmond Rostand
ISBN-10 9780486112053
Release 2012-05-04
Pages 144

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac Author Anthony Burgess
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046840438
Release 1971-11-12
Pages 174