Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

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Synopsis

Eternally dashing, proud, and romantic, Cyrano is one of the theatre's most memorable figures and his story is one of the best loved. Known throughout Paris for his personal bravery and the charm of his verse, poet Cyrano de Bergerac has one problem: he has been cursed with a giant nose. During the age of gallant Musketeers, this beautiful soul, is damned by his marred appearance. Cyrano joins forces with the handsome but slow-witted soldier, Christian, to woo Roxane, the woman they both love. Convinced he could never be loved by Roxanne because of his appearance, Cyrano writes love letters to his beloved, and allows tongue-tied Christian to take the credit. Will Roxanne ever discover the secret? Edmond Rostrand's classic verse play has been translated and adapted many times, and is one of the most popular romances to ever grace the stage.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
5 Acts
First Produced:
1897
Genres
Romance
Time & Place
france, 1640
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, late teen, young adult, mature adult characters

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