Mise en scène de Mark Rucker. Traduction et adaptation d'Anthony Burgess.
One of the grandest plays of all time, this big, bold costume drama is a theatrically lush spectacle that is also an old-fashioned love story. Its hero has everything?brilliance, wit and charm. And no one can wield a sword like Cyrano. He falls madly in love with Roxane, but pride makes him cautious. And what about his nose? It's so enormous one could launch ships from it! So Cyrano woos Roxane through the devastatingly handsome Christian, his poetry and his love reaching their most glorious heights. But, oh, how we wish that he could understand?as we do?Roxane's true feelings!
Edmond Rostand was a French dramatist whose plays represent the final flowering of the 19th Century romantic tradition. Cyrano de Bergerac, his greatest work, was a popular success and remains a worldwide favorite to this day. One of Rostand's earlier works, The Romancers, has been adapted as the highly successful musical comedy The Fantasticks. His other plays include L'Aiglon, a sentimental account of the life of Napoleon I's ill-starred son, and Chantecler, in which all the characters are animals. In 1910, Rostand became the youngest writer to be elected to the AcadÃ©mie FranÃ§aise. He died a victim of the widespread influenza epidemic of 1918.
Recommendation: This action-filled spectacle has an enormous heart and will appeal to all audiences, whether they prefer a good sword fight or a romantic turn of phrase.