Cyrano de Bergerac

Cast: 7f 8m with doubling

Staging: Multiple locations

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 185 pages ISBN: 9781854591173Publication Date:
8 Aug 1991
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
EPUB, 185 pages ISBN: 9781780016306Publication Date:
1 Aug 2015
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Shakespeare Company, 1983

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand Translated by Anthony Burgess

Paperback £12.99£10.39

EPUB £12.99£10.39

The nineteenth-century French classic about the swordsman-poet with the nose too large to be taken seriously, in an acclaimed English translation by Anthony Burgess.

This translation of Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Theatre, London, in July 1983, with Derek Jacobi as Cyrano.

Burgess's translation was subsequently used as the basis of the sub-titles for the 1990 film version of Cyrano de Bergerac starring Gérard Depardieu.

Press Quotes

'Anthony Burgess's ingenious translation serves Rostand's wit while adding a few fillips of its own'

New York Times

'Emotional depth Rostand himself would surely have envied... Burgess' extravagant verse keeps its contours, yet trips off the tongue almost as though it were contemporary speech'

The Times

'The bounce and brilliance of Anthony Burgess' translation'

WhatsOnStage

Cast: 7f 8m with doubling

Staging:Multiple locations

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 185 pages ISBN: 9781854591173Publication Date:
8 Aug 1991
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
EPUB, 185 pages ISBN: 9781780016306Publication Date:
1 Aug 2015
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Similar Titles
Schiller's epic tale of treachery set during the Thirty Years' War - originally a trilogy of plays - is here adapted...
Molière's comedy about the notorious womaniser, in a fresh and performable translation by Kenneth McLeish.
A thrilling, fast-paced adaptation of the classic novel, considered by Dickens 'the best story I have ever written'.
Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, brought to life in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford an...
A riotously comic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel, originally performed by physical-comedy theatre compa...