Additional Resources for Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

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Burgess, Anthony. Preface to Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, translation by Burgess, Knopf, 1971, pp. v-xiv.

While much of this essay is an explanation of Burgess's methods as a translator, he does offer some valuable insight into the issues of Rostand's play.

Chesterton, G K "Rostand" in his Varied Types, Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1903, pp 73-82.

An excerpt from Chesterton's book that characterizes Rostand's work, focusing in particular on Cyrano de Bergerac and L'Aiglon and their status as heroic comedies

Phelps, William Lyon. "Edmond Rostand" in his Essays on Modern Dramatists, Macrmllan, 1921, pp. 229-78. An overview of Rostand's career which traces the theme of the "Triumphant Failure" in several of his plays. This is a good source for nformation about Rostand's thematic concerns

Spiers, A. G. H., "Rostand As Idealist" in Columbia University Quarterly, Vol. XX, No. 2, April, 1918, pp 155-69.

Spiers discusses how several of Rostand's characters (including...

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