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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Paperback Oberon Modern Plays

By (author) Edmond Rostand, By (author) Glyn Maxwell

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  • Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 88 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 204mm x 4mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1783190337
  • ISBN 13: 9781783190331
  • Sales rank: 808,081

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"Swordsman, Philosopher, Poet, Raconteur - Cyrano de Bergerac is all these things, but none of them makes him happy. What he desires above all is the love of the beautiful Roxane. But his problem is as plain as the nose on his face. Surely he is too ugly ever to be loved? Salvation of a kind arrives in the form of the handsome yet tongue-tied Christian de Neuvillette - might not Cyrano's eloquence and Christian's beauty together win Roxane? Yet duelling foes, powerful rivals, and a war against Spain will all put our hero to the test before he finds his way at last into his lady's arms."

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"Glyn Maxwell's plays staged in the UK and the USA include The Lifeblood, which was British Theatre Guide's 'Best Play' at Edinburgh in 2004, Broken Journey and The Only Girl in the World (both Time Out Critics' Choices). Merlin and the Woods of Time (2011) and Masters Are You Mad? (2012) were both written for Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre; Liberty was staged at Shakespeare's Globe in 2008. His poetry has won several major prizes and his latest collection, Pluto, was published this year by Picador. Oberon Books publishes his Plays One (The Lifeblood, Wolfpit and The Only Girl in the World), Plays Two (Broken Journey, Best Man Speech and The Last Valentine), The Forever Waltz, Liberty, After Troy, Merlin and the Woods of Time and Masters Are You Mad? as well as his best-selling critical guidebook On Poetry."

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"It's good to see... Edmond Rostand's romance about a cavalier with the soul of a poet and the nose of a giant anteater. As Glyn Maxwell's admirable new adaptation has it, all Cyrano need do to achieve victory on the battlefield is point it at the Spanish and blow.' Guardian 'Writer Glyn Maxwell, a master of wry wit, has returned for his third Chester assignment... The writer's main strengths are his sense of humour and poetic turn of phrase so being asked to adapt a work where both are such vital elements must have been a dream come true.' Chester Chronicle 'The comedy of the situation is brought right to the front thanks to a witty script full of rhyme from Glyn Maxwell, who has over the past three years helped bring life to many well known stories here at the Open Air Theatre, but none have felt so rounded and complete than his adaptation of this classic story' The Public Reviews 'The combination of nifty team work and Maxwell's accessible language stands out as much as Cyrano's conk, giving a classic drama the common touch. And that's surely what good alfresco summer theatre is all about.' The Stage "