Cyrano de Bergerac: Translated by Anthony Burgeas

Cyrano de Bergerac: Translated by Anthony Burgeas

by Edmond Rostand, Anthony Burgess

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With energetically witty English verse throughout, Anthony Burgess’ translation of this well-loved 19th-century French classic about the swordsman-poet with the nose too large to be taken seriously was first acclaimed in the 1985 Royal Shakespeare Company production starring Derek Jacobi, then in the revival with Antony Sher in 1997, as well as providing the subtitles for the film version with Gerard Depardieu.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781854591173
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Series: Nick Hern Book
Edition description: First Trade Paper ed.
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 811,824
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Cyrano de Bergerac: Translated by Anthony Burgeas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
g026r on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Burgess translation is certainly bouncier than the older Hooker but, in his desire to insert rhyming couplets and make the rest of the prose flow, some of the jokes get trampled on and lost. I won't say it's better, but merely different.