Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • France, 1640: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results. Much cut from the play, but dialogue not rewritten.

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>
  • The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>


In a Paris theater in 1640, a play begins before a fairly full house. After a few painfully dull lines are delivered by principal actor Montfleury ( )...

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