Cyrano De Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Its springtime in Palm Springs, CA and love is in the air, especially, on stage at the Palm Canyon Theatre where bravado and bragging go hand in hand in 17th-century French playwright Edmond Rostand’s famous classical romantic comedy/tragedy of unrequited love: “Cyrano de Bergerac”. The rousing production...
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Whose words have beauty his looks may lack? Cyrano de Bergerac! - The Jamie Lloyd Company's production starring James McAvoy comes to BAM

On April 5, director Jamie Lloyd’s Oliver Award winning revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac” will begin performances at Brooklyn Academy of Music, having run in the West End to great acclaim. For the production, Edmund Rostand’s classic text has been newly adapted from its original French verse into English (still verse) by long-working playwriting-maestro Martin Crimp. James McAvoy embodies the title character wholly and imbues the brilliant wordsmith he plays with humor and humanity. The swagger of this Cyrano is different and the entire story feels - if not new - more urgent. The production is stealthy in its minimalism and inspiring in its palpable adoration of language.
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Palm Canyon Theatre presents: Cyrano de Bergerac

Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) is presenting the classic story of “unrequited” love. While the film version is currently playing at the movie theatres, here’s your opportunity to see the live production on stage. Cyrano de Bergerac runs March 31-April 3. For four nights only!. Set in 1640...

Rachel Roasek gives Cyrano de Bergerac an LGBTQ twist in debut Love Somebody

When Rachel Roasek was presented with the chance to give Cyrano de Bergerac a modern-day queer reimagining, she jumped at the opportunity. "The premise of Cyrano de Bergerac is a guy who loves this woman and doesn't know how to tell her, so he tells her through somebody else," Roasek says. From her perspective, many classic Renaissance plays are "surprisingly easy to transfer into the modern-day," which she did with her debut novel Love Somebody (out Jan. 11). "The themes of the story don't age. They keep being relevant because they are so human," she explains.

Never mind the nose: what makes Cyrano de Bergerac a hero for all time?

Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac is never far away. In February Martin Crimp’s radical adaptation, starring James McAvoy, returns to London, then tours to Glasgow and New York. Then follows the release of Joe Wright’s new movie, with Peter Dinklage in the lead. Although in both cases the actors eschew prosthetic adornments, you could say that the noses generally have it since Rostand’s “comédie héroïque” has been in regular revival since its 1897 premiere. I’ve seen close to a dozen productions over the past half-century and it’s been the source of multiple movies, at least three musicals and an opera. There was also in 2015 a gender-swapped version known as CyranA.

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac is often called a man of letters, a philosopher, a soldier, a duelist, a playwright and many more things. But what he may have been best at was self-invention. His real story is blurry to begin with, and he contributed to that blur, but it’s been even more obscured obscured over the centuries by the fictionalized versions of his life.

Letters & Longing: Retellings of Cyrano de Bergerac

In 1897, Edmond Rostand published a play called Cyrano de Bergerac, a meticulously researched work about the life of Hercule Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619–1655) presented in 12-syllable rhyming couplets. Cyrano the person’s life was short — he died at age 36 in what was likely a botched assassination — but fascinating. While the story of his romance is entirely fictional, he was known as a libertine, and some signs point to him having had a homosexual relationship with Charles Coypeau d’Assoucy, the burlesque poet. When the relationship — whatever kind it may have been — soured, the two resorted to the time-honored method of excoriating each other via satirical texts. Cyrano also wrote two pieces of early modern science fiction, including a piece in which he went to the moon using firecrackers — possibly the first example we have of space travel via rocket. These posthumously published works influenced Jonathan Swift, Edgar Allan Poe, and Molière, to name a few.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Warm Up With James McAvoy’s Cyrano de Bergerac

Is there anything more delicious to see on the other side of an Advent-calendar door than James McAvoy’s snarling face? Especially when he’s playing a particularly hard Scottish fighter in Martin Crimp’s percussive, profane version of Edmond Rostand’s swoonily romantic Cyrano de Bergerac? The breathtaking Jamie Lloyd Company production was supposed to come to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2020, but the pandemic postponed the tour until April and May 2022. Having seen this all-verse, no-funny-nose production on the West End in London, I can vouch for it as a safe purchase for anyone in your life who likes poetry, the X-Men, or the sensation of their heart leaping out of their body and onto the orchestra floor beneath.

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Movie Drinking Game & Review

Take a Drink: Every time the film provides commentary on French society. Drink a Shot: For every shot that openly displays the (in)famous look of the title character. And Cheers: To the enduring legacy of this timeless drama!. By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – Cyrano de Bergerac is a theatrical...