Page extent: 88
ISBN: 9781783190331
Binding: PaperBack

Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand, Glyn Maxwell


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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ISBN13 9781783190331
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 88


'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