Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

Cyrano De Bergerac Paperback Jan 1 1920

By Edmond Rostand
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"Cyrano de Bergerac" struck a responsive chord when first performed in 1897. Its unashamed glorification of panache, the heroic individualism of a bygone age allied to an unimpeachable ethical code, flattered and soothed a country shaken by war and financial scandals, and low in self-esteem. With great empathy, the devout Rostand portrays a proud freethinker who, in a world where little can be cured and much has to be endured, is always equal to the situation, at least linguistically. This delicate balance between humour and pathos is an example of the rare genre of "comedie heroique." The demanding role of Cyrano has proved an irresistible challenge to the "monsters sacres" of stage and screen, recently to the greatest of them all, Gerard Depardieu."

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication date
Jan 1 1920
Language
English
Pages
196
ISBN-13
9780553213607
ISBN-10
0553213601
Weight
120g
Dimensions
106.0mm x 175.0mm

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