• Anglický jazyk

Cyrano de Bergerac

Autor: Edmond Rostand

Tonight When I make my sweeping bow at heaven`s gate, One thing I shall still possess, at any rate, Unscathed, something outlasting mortal flesh, And that is ... My panache.`
The first English translation of Cyrano de Bergerac, in 1898, introduced the word... Viac o knihe

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Tonight When I make my sweeping bow at heaven`s gate, One thing I shall still possess, at any rate, Unscathed, something outlasting mortal flesh, And that is ... My panache.`
The first English translation of Cyrano de Bergerac, in 1898, introduced the word panache into the English language. This single word summed up Rostand`s rejection of the social realism which dominated late nineteenth-century theatre. He wrote his `heroic comedy`, unfashionably, in verse, and set it in the reign of Louis XIII and the Three Musketeers. Based on the life of a little known writer, Rostand`s hero has become a figure of theatrical legend: Cyrano, with the nose of a clown and the soul of a poet, is by turns comic and sad, as reckless in love as in war, and never at a loss for words. Audiences immediately took him to their hearts, and since the triumphant opening night in December 1897 - at the height of the Dreyfus Affair - the play has never lost its appeal.
The text is accompanied by notes and a full introduction which sets the play in its literary and historical context. Christopher Fry`s acclaimed translation into `chiming couplets` represents the homage of one verse dramatist to another.
  • Vydavateľstvo: Oxford University Press
  • Rok vydania: 2008
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9780199539239

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