Annotations for Cyrano De Bergerac : An Heroic Comedy in Five Acts


Baker & Taylor
Cyrano is a wonderful poet who feels ugly due to his huge nose, but when he agrees to help a friend woo a woman, she falls in love with the poetry and the poet.

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Baker & Taylor
Presents a contemporary translation in the classic romantic drama portraying the noble swordsman and poet, whose clownish face prevents him from wooing the woman he loves. Reissue.

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Random House, Inc.
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 Hooker, 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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