Cyrano De Bergerac

Edmond Rostand's classic play, translated by Anthony Burgess.

With Alex Norton, Emma Fielding, Jonathan Cullen and Lorcan Cranitch.

Director Hilary Norrish.

Music by Matthew Scott.

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Edmond Rostand's classic play, translated by Anthony Burgess.

With Alex Norton, Emma Fielding, Jonathan Cullen and Lorcan Cranitch.

Director Hilary Norrish.

Music by Matthew Scott.

Cyrano fights a duel, saves a poet from certain death and falls desperately in love.

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Cyrano masquerades as his rival to woo the woman of his dreams, and goes to war.

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By Edmond Rostand and translated from the French by Anthony Burgess.

Set in 17th century France, Rostand's play features the eponymous poet-swordsman with a misshapen nose who falls in love with the beautiful Roxane.

She loves the dashing Gascon soldier Christian de Neuvillette and Cyrano finds himself writing love poems on his behalf.

Cyrano....Kenneth Branagh

Roxane....Jodhi May

De Guiche....John Shrapnel

Christian....Tom Hiddleston

Rageuneau....Jimmy Yuill

Montfleury....Stephen Critchlow

Bellerose/Capuc....Hugh Dickson

Le Bret....Gerard Horan

Carbon/Cuigy....John Mcandrew

Ligniere....Steve Hodson

Duenna/Marthe....Frances Jeater

Mother Superior....Susan Jamieson

Sister Claire....Joannah Tincey

Valvert....Oliver le Sueur

Director: David Timson.

by Edmond Rostand

adapted for radio by John Tydeman

Cyrano de Bergerac is, perhaps, the greatest classic romance.

Set in 17th century France, it features the eponymous poet-swordsman with a misshapen nose but abundant panache who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful Roxane.

She, alas, loves another, the dashing Gascon soldier Christian de Neuvillette and Cyrano finds himself acting as the young suitor's ghost writer, pouring out exquisite love poems to win the day.

This production uses Anthony Burgess's fine verse translation of Rostand's ever-popular play.

Cyrano is played by Kenneth Branagh, Roxane by Jodhi May and Christian by Tom Hiddleston.

They make the most not only of the passion and poetry and the famously moving conclusion, but also the humour which threads through the play.

Engineer: Norman Goodman

Producer: Nicolas Soames

An Ukemi production for Radio 3.

A poet-swordsman with a mis-shapen nose falls in love with the beautiful Roxane.

Programme Catalogue - Details:19901231

THE MONDAY PLAY

Producer: J.

POWELL

Next in series: THE LAMENT FOR ARTHUR CLEARY

Previous in series: FROST AT MIDNIGHT

Description

Edmond ROSTAND's heroic comedy.

Cyrano - poet, swordsman and wit, who is doomed in love by his preposterous nose.

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

31 Dec 1990 19:45-21:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Nigel Anthony (Actor)

Geoffrey Matthews (Actor)

Peter Marinker (Actor)

Michael Kilgarriff (Actor)

Nigel Graham (Actor)

Hilda Schroder (Actor)

Jane Wenham (Actor)

Anthony Hall (Actor)

Ralph Richardson (Actor)

Michael Mcclain (Actor)

Patrick Barr (Actor)

Hector Ross (Actor)

Wilfred Babbage (Actor)

Harold Kasket (Actor)

Basil Jones (Actor)

Eric Anderson (Actor)

Kevin Mchugh (Actor)

Noel Hood (Actor)

Valerie Taylor (Actor)

Tim Seely (Actor)

Humphrey Morton (Actor)

Anna Burden (Actor)

Douglas Hankin (Actor)

Edmond Rostand (Author)

John Powell (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-12-02.