This is Edmond Rostand's immortal play in which chivalry and wit, bravery and love are forever captured in the timeless spirit of romance. Set in Louis XIII's reign, it is the moving and exciting drama of one of the finest swordsmen in France, gallant soldier, brilliant wit, tragic poet-lover with the face of a clown.
Cyrano de Bergerac has endured as one of history's most read and performed classic dramas. Beneth Jones discusses this heroic comedy by Edmond Rostand in two class-length segments with extensive excerpts from the University Classic Players stage production. Having both directed and starred in the role of Roxanne, her insights into the story's literary elements make her an excellent commentator. Suitable for teens and adults.100 minutes, DVD.
A few pre-reading activities are included to gauge a student's familiarity with the context of the novel. Once the student has began reading the novel, vocabulary activities, graphic organizers, review and comprehension questions, quizzes, a final test, puzzles, project and essay ideas, and a line-listed answer key are included. Exercises help students focus on literary and character analysis, as well as critical thinking and comprehension skills.