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Cyrano de Bergerac Lesson Plan

Introduction to Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac was written in 1897 by Edmund Rostand, and premiered the same year. The play was highly popular and toured widely the next year, reaching 15 countries across Europe and Africa. Since then, Cyrano's popularity has hardly waned; it's been produced countless times and adapted into a wide range of media, including multiple musicals, the movie Roxanne, and a well-known episode of the '90s children's television show Wishbone.

Cyrano is written in verse, mostly using alexandrines: a classical French format consisting of twelve syllables per line, divided into two six-syllable halves.

Key Aspects of Cyrano de Bergerac


The tone is heroic and light throughout, with...

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