Cyrano de Bergerac

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(Applause Books). This acclaimed adaptation for the stage has garnered such reviews as: "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." London Times . Performance rights available from Applause.

Burgess presents a glittering modern translation of Rostand's masterpiece--now a motion picture starring Gerard Depardieu, winner of the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor....

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Overview

(Applause Books). This acclaimed adaptation for the stage has garnered such reviews as: "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." London Times . Performance rights available from Applause.

Burgess presents a glittering modern translation of Rostand's masterpiece--now a motion picture starring Gerard Depardieu, winner of the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557832306
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 338,209
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2008

    Cyrano De Bergerac

    This book was so amazing. I fully recommend it to all ages. It shows that beauty, while nice to look at is not as important as brains and heart. Cyrano is truely a figure to admire. He loves Roxane, and because the feeling is not mutual. He acts as a secret lover. He works to make her happy, while no benifits come back to him. His nobal nature exeeds all others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2008

    Cyrano de Burgerac

    I wouldn't recommend this book to anybody unless you are really into plays. The dialogue is very confusing and is poorly translated. In my opinion, this was not a very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2008

    Great Book

    i had to read this book for summer reading for school and i love it. It has a lot of drama in it and keeps you interested. Cyrano and Christian create a person who is not real and roxanne falls in love with him. Christian and Cyrano go to war in the book you will survive?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2008

    Summer Reading Review

    The book was okay but the acting seemed very good when I read this book with someone else. I recommended this book to people who like drama or classics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2008

    too much

    it was okay, I mean, I guess I got into it, but with the old-timey language it just got confusing. I couldn't figure out why he started fencing the guy that was way too random for me, but all in all it was okay

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2008

    Interesting Story

    This book was overall ok. At times it was a bit confusing, however for the most part I found it entertaining. Taylor 'S' 8-12-08

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    Summer reading review

    Cyrano de Bergerac was a very well written play by a French novolist named Edmond Rostand. The book starts out with Cyrano 'Main character' trying to get a beautiful woman 'Roxanne' to fall in love with him. But this turns out to be a much harder challenge than it was first recieved to be. This is because he has an abnormally large noise that just happens to be very unattractive. Continuing his efforts at a relationship with roxanne he begins to write poetry for her. That is where my review of the book will stop though because I dont want to give away to much info on the plot. In conclusion it was an okay book from my perspective.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    This book was very good, but at times it's hard to understand. It made me laugh a lot, but it also sometimes was a little depressing. I liked how the story was in play form. It made the story go a lot faster and easier to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2008

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    Cyrano de Bergerac is a tragedy mixed in with a love story. Its a good book and i recommend it to anyone who like to read plays and like love stories. Cyrano is about a man who likes his beautiful cousin,Roxanne, but is set back by his huge nose. It is set in Paris, France in the early 1600's. Every guy likes Roxanne so this adds to Cyrano's insecurites. Roxanne likes this Gascon cadette named Christian, who is very handsome. Cyrano finds this out from Roxanne and has promised to make sure he is safe. Christian looks like the total package, but he doesn't have the wit and compassion that Cyrano has. Together Cyrano and Christian make the ideal man, but things go wrong when Christian and Cyrano are sent off to fight the spaniards. All through this Roxanne doesn't know that the man she really loves is Cyrano, the poet but also one of the greatest fighters in Paris making him an enemy target. This is a great book that i had to read for high school summer reading, and i think that people can really enjoy this play even though it is written differently.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2008

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    I think this book was okay. At some parts I did not understand it and at other times it was kind of funny. It was funny because all of them loved the same girl. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a little drama and a little comedy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    This book rules!

    A truly insightful book, Cyrano de Bergerac enthralls the reader and creates a hero to which anyone can relate. From the very beginning of the story, the reader becomes attached to Cyrano. Edmond Rostand presents his charactors in such a way that the reader actually cares what happens to them. A timeless classic, Cyrano de Bergerac cannot truly be appreciated unless you read it for yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    Cyrano de Bergerac Review

    Cyrano de Bergerac is a book about three men named Cyrano,Christian,and Compte de guiche who constantly try to get with a beautiful woman named Roxane. In the process of doing this the men often needed help by having Cyrano write poetry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    The love!!!!!!

    O.k, this book was alright but im not the type of person that loves romantic novels. Most people might enjoy to hear about a man that has a brilliant mind but not a beautiful face and he is in love with a beautiful woman. I do see that Roxane is a wonderfully beautiful woman, but she has the deep dark force within her. She uses her cousine,Cyrano, to get to Christian. Christian falls madly in love with Roxane because of her outstanding beauty. Both Roxane and Christian love each other for beauty, but then Roxane falls in love with 'him' because of his poetry. But it was actually Cyrano expressing his love for Roxane. the love, the passion, it makes me want to gag almost. I just love when Roxane is tortured because both Christian AND Cyrano die because she realizes that it was Cyrano that loves her. She's such a naive woman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    Cyrano: A Hero and a Poet

    After reading this book, I have gained a greater perspective on the way life was in Paris during the Seige of Arras. I thought this book was fairly good, but it lacked action to keep the readers involved in the long, drawn out love story that could have benefitted from more fight scenes. I think that Cyrano's past was hardly developed, so I was only left with a partial view of what type of person he was.Christian de Nouvelette was also a main character whom I did not really know anything about. The story pretty much tells me that he is attractive enough to get the women, yet he does not have enought wit to keep them. With a little more action and more character developement I probably would have given this story a total of 4 or 5 stars, but due to these flaws, I cannot allow myself to give it more than a 3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    Check Out This Comedy!

    Ok. Here's the deal. Cyrano is a man who has an extremely large nose. He is deeply in love with a girl by the name of Roxanne. But, the catch is that Roxanne is not in love with Cyrano. Roxanne is in love with a guy by the name of Christian. He is a friend of de Guiche, who wants to marry Roxanne also, but has a wife, so he can't do this. He does everything in his will to make sure that the two don't get married. But Christian has another thing coming for him. The two get married and like unhappily ever after. Christian is to be protected by Cyrano so nothing can happen to him. Christian is won because of Cyrano's talent. He tells him what to say to her and how to make her feel better. Cyrano is also using Christian to express himself. Cyrano doesn't like the fact that they are getting married because Roxanne doesn't realize that Cyrano is the one who is writing all of the materials that Christian is using.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    Teaching of Obstacles of Life

    This book will be extremely helpful in learning about life, that's why I loved this book. It teaches you shouldn't take people for granted or use them in ways that they shouldn't be used. Cyrano de Bergerac told a story of love, of secrets, and of manipulation. People have to realize to see what is right in front of them. Society needs to also realize that if you are going to love someone, make sure you love them for who they are at heart, not what they can express on paper, and not for how fortunate looking they are. People shouldn't let other people use them to gain something out of something else, because in the end there will only be sadness, heartbreak, and tears. Sometimes all you have to hear from the person you love is 'I love you,' to die happy, even though you are dieing a gruesome death. Sometimes people need to take to time to notice what is so different about that special person from the rest, why he or she is the one. Take action before it's too late. I liked Cyrano de Bergerac because it shows life with romance and usage of a person you say you love or is your friend. Romance makes life complete if you don't have it. Friendships or family should never be taken advantage of. Life lessons are to be teached in this book, everyone should read it. Don't miss something because it's gone, miss it because it's there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    What a Story.......

    Overall, this book is enjoyable. It has a good story line though at times it is confusing to follow due to the fact that it is in play form. The novel has been made into a motion picture. By viewing it the book is more understandable and vise versa. I think it would have been better if it were not in play form.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    Chipetto's wooden boy is now a man

    This book is ok, but, it could be better. It seems the book revoles around Chirstain's attempt to make Roxane happy. But it's really Cyrano writing all those letters and teaching Chirstain what to say. So Cyrano should have some fun in the story, he can't just do all the work and have no play.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    My reveiw of Cyrano de Bergerac

    This book was pretty good. The best part of the book was when Roxane finds out that Cyrano de Bergerac was the one who wrote her the letters, not Christian. Some parts of it was boring, like the beginning, but the end of the book was the best. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read action and romance novels.

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    Posted February 13, 2010

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