Cyrano de Bergerac: Heroic Comedy in Five Acts
This classic French play by Edmond Rostand tells a story of the noble soldier Cyrano, who is a kind man and a great leader who thinks he'll never be loved because of his large, deformed nose. He helps his friend Christian marry the women he himself loves by telling him the poetic words he should use in wooing her. He spends his whole life living honorably and putting his own desires last. This is one of my favorite plays because it has both comedy and tragedy and is like Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, and Beauty and the Beast combined. You'll love it. Translated from French by Lowell Bair, 224 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel S.