What years are portrayed in Cyrano de Bergerac?

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What years are portrayed in Cyrano de Bergerac?

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655) was a French playwright and duelist who became the subject of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play, Cyrano de Bergerac, which heavily fictionalized his life. The play has been adapted and translated numerous times.

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Cyrano de Bergerac opens in 1640, and it is in this year that the majority of the action takes place. The Siege of Arras is the setting for Act IV,...

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Cyrano de Bergerac: Themes & Analysis
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You might think Cyrano is just a boisterous windbag, but you couldn't be further from the truth! Keep reading to discover the major themes in Cyrano de Bergerac, along with an analysis of Edmond Rostand's dramatic masterpiece.


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