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Cyrano Facts

Title Cyrano de Bergerac: A Heroic Comedy in Five Acts
Author Edmond Rostand
Date Written 1897
Setting Paris, 1640
GENRE Heroic comedy, verse play
Cyrano de Bergerac A poet, swordsman, scientist, playwright, musician, and member of the Cadets of Gascoyne. Cyrano is unattractive, cursed with a ridiculously long nose that makes him insecure.
Roxane Cyrano’s cousin, a beautiful and intellectual heiress
Baron Christian de Neuvillette A handsome but simple young nobleman who lacks wit and intelligence. New to Paris and to the cadets, he falls in love with Roxane and joins Cyrano’s company of cadets early in the play.
Comte de Guiche A powerful, married nobleman in love with Roxane and not fond of Cyrano.
Ragueneau Cyrano’s friend, a pastry chef with a deep love for poetry. Ragueneau gives away pastries in return for poems.
Le Bret Cyrano’s friend and closest confidant. He is a fellow soldier and guardsman.
Ligniere Christian’s friend, a satirist and drunkard with many powerful enemies
The duenna Roxane’s companion and chaperone, who tries to keep Roxane out of trouble.
Vicomte de Valvert An insolent young nobleman lauded by de Guiche as a possible husband for Roxane.
Montfleury A fat, untalented actor whom Cyrano bans from the stage.
Carbon de Castel Jaloux
Bellerose The man in charge of the theater at the Hotel de Bourgogne.
Lise Ragueneau’s sharp-tongued wife.
Capuchin A modest and well-meaning monk.
Mother Marguerite de Jesus, Sister Claire, Sister Marthe Nuns of Roxane’s convent.
Created by: Mr. Taylor