Review: Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano De Bergerac (1988)Cyrano de Bergerac
by Edmond Rostand

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cyrano de Bergerac / 0-553-21360-1

The story of the lovesick Cyrano as he pines for his unrequited love is both beautiful and touching. Knowing that he is undesirable to his love, due to his own physical defects, and realizing that she cares for the resident 'pretty boy', Cyrano swallows his pride and hurt and woes the love of his life on behalf of another man, pouring out his adoration and devotion into the letters he composes for her. He nurtures his secret love quietly, patiently, passionately until his death, never cursing his lover for failing to accept him, but rather pouring out his eternal devotion and lack of regrets.

This translation is lovely, touching, and tear-jerking. If you haven't previously been exposed to Cyrano, here is a play to enjoy.

~ Ana Mardoll

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