Cyrano de Bergerac | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Edward Freeman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 37 pages of analysis & critique of Cyrano de Bergerac.
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Critical Essay by Edward Freeman

SOURCE: "Cyrano de Bergerac: Mythopoeia Triumphant," in Cyrano de Bergerac, University of Glasgow French and German Publications, 1995, pp. 21-47.

In the following essay, Freeman considers Cyrano de Bergerac "the perfect vehicle for one of the most comprehensive, polyvalent pieces of myth-making in nineteenth-century French literature."

The rapturous reception that was granted to Cyrano de Bergerac by its first-night audience can be accounted for by the enormity of the conception of the play. In his three previous full-length plays, Rostand had cast around, with only moderate success … , to develop a style and find a subject that suited him. Now, in moving from Jesus Christ [in La Samaritaine] to the infinitely less austere figure of Cyrano de Bergerac, whose Entretiens pointus have been called by Jacques Prévot 'une mise en question ludique du langage conventionnel&#x...

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