Cyrano de Bergerac (English translation)

Cyrano de Bergerac (English translation)
A Play in Five Acts

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Cyrano de Bergerac (English translation) by Edmond Rostand

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1897

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486

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Cyrano de Bergerac (English translation)
A Play in Five Acts

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(6 Reviews)
Translated from the French by Gladys Thomas and Mary F. Guillemard.

Book Excerpt

s turned): Have you string?

THE SECOND: Ay, and a fish-hook with it.

FIRST PAGE: We can angle for wigs, then, up there i' th' gallery.

A PICKPOCKET (gathering about him some evil-looking youths): Hark ye, young cut-purses, lend an ear, while I give you your first lesson in thieving.

SECOND PAGE (calling up to others in the top galleries): You there! Have you peashooters?

THIRD PAGE (from above): Ay, have we, and peas withal!

(He blows, and peppers them with peas.)

THE YOUNG MAN (to his father): What piece do they give us?

THE BURGHER: 'Clorise.'

THE YOUNG MAN: Who may the author be?

THE BURGHER: Master Balthazar Baro. It is a play!. . .

(He goes arm-in-arm with his son.)

THE PICKPOCKET (to his pupils): Have a care, above all, of the lace knee-ruffles--cut them off!

A SPECTATOR (to another, showing him a corner in the gallery): I was up there, the first night of the 'Cid.'

THE PICKPOCKET (making with his fingers the gesture of filching): Thu

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Not as universal as Shakespeare, Cyrano is still a good play. The scope of human depth, although I can not be as deep as Bard's, it is still an interesting work, good but not masterpiece.
The story isn't almost completely fictional.

Most of it is true.

Some of it is fictional.

That's really the way he died... Though people still aren't sure if it was a murder or an accident.
Actually, there really was a Cyrano de Bergerac. In fact, most of the characters were real people. However, the story is almost completely ficitionalized.

Better than Shakespeare.
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