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Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand

Cyrano de Bergerac By Edmond Rostand

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand


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Summary

A new adaptation of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac by acclaimed playwright and poet Glyn Maxwell.

Cyrano de Bergerac Summary

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

Swordsman, Philosopher, Poet, Raconteur Cyrano de Bergerac is all these things, but none of them makes him happy. What he desires above all is the love of the beautiful Roxane. But his problem is as plain as the nose on his face. Surely he is too ugly ever to be loved? Salvation of a kind arrives in the form of the handsome yet tongue-tied Christian de Neuvillette might not Cyrano's eloquence and Christian s beauty together win Roxane? Yet duelling foes, powerful rivals, and a war against Spain will all put our hero to the test before he finds his way at last into his lady's arms.

Cyrano de Bergerac Reviews

The best dramatic poet now at work in English * Daily Telegraph *
It's good to see... Edmond Rostand's romance about a cavalier with the soul of a poet and the nose of a giant anteater. As Glyn Maxwell's admirable new adaptation has it, all Cyrano need do to achieve victory on the battlefield is point it at the Spanish and blow. * Guardian *
Writer Glyn Maxwell, a master of wry wit, has returned for his third Chester assignment... The writer's main strengths are his sense of humour and poetic turn of phrase so being asked to adapt a work where both are such vital elements must have been a dream come true. * Chester Chronicle *
The comedy of the situation is brought right to the front thanks to a witty script full of rhyme from Glyn Maxwell, who has over the past three years helped bring life to many well known stories here at the Open Air Theatre, but none have felt so rounded and complete than his adaptation of this classic story * The Public Reviews *
The combination of nifty team work and Maxwell's accessible language stands out as much as Cyrano's conk, giving a classic drama the common touch. And that's surely what good alfresco summer theatre is all about. * The Stage *

About Edmond Rostand

Glyn Maxwell has long been regarded as one of Britain's major poets. He has been awarded the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Somerset Maugham Prize, and the E.M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as being shortlisted three times for both the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes. Three of his books were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His One Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected Poems was published last year. Many of his plays have been staged in London and New York. They include The Lifeblood, which was British Theatre Guide's Best Play on the Fringe at Edinburgh in 2004, Broken Journey and The Only Girl in the World (both Time Out Critics' Choices). Oberon Books publishes his Plays One(The Lifeblood, The Only Girl in the World and Wolfpit), Plays Two (Broken Journey, Best Man Speech and The Last Valentine), The Forever Waltz, Liberty, After Troy, Merlin and the Woods of Time, The Lion's Face and Seven Angels.

Additional information

NGR9781783190331
9781783190331
1783190337
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2013-07-11
88
N/A
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