Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Cyrano de Bergerac by Ed­mond Ro­s­tand

Never—but who­ever no­tices that nose he wears is sure to get a swordthrust for the at­ten­tion”

I have no idea why it took me so long to finish such a short play. I've always wanted to read this, particularly since I remember being completely enamoured with the 1980s movie, Roxanne,  as a child. 

There are some amusing lines and I imagine it would make for an entertaining play. As someone who has been called upon to play the Cyrano role for the odd friend's love texts; I can see how it is a conceit that remains timeless.

In short, I'm happy to have read this and ticked it off the list. Sadly, I have little further comment to add.

3 out of 5 beautiful words can sway.

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