Cover art: "The Musketeer" by Henri Matisse, 1903

Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand, translated into English verse by Brian Vinero
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Rostand’s masterpiece in verse CYRANO DE BERGERAC has enchanted audiences worldwide since the play’s 1897 premiere in Paris. The iconic title role has inspired countless actors to light up stages large and small with wit, passion, and swashbuckling bravado. The play has seen thousands of productions in dozens of translations and adaptations, and its plot has even found its way to modern Hollywood films and television sitcoms. This unabridged translation was crafted to adhere closely to Rostand’s original intent of rendering the entire play in rhymed couplets to maintain the larger-than-life theatricality of the play and its title character.

Production Info

Cast: 25 total (7 female, 18 male, multiple bit parts, doubling possible)
Full Length Comedy (about 180 minutes)
Multiple Sets
Period Costumes
About the Author


  • Edmond Rostand

    Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand (1868 – 1918) was a French poet and dramatist. He is associated with neo-romanticism and is best known for his play CYRANO DE BERGERAC. Other well-known plays include CHANTECLER and LES ROMANESQUES, on which the longest-running Off-Broadway musical of all time, THE FANTASTICKS, was based.

  • Brian Vinero

    Brian is a playwright, lyricist, and translator whose rhymed-verse translations of the works of Euripides and Molière have been published by the literary journals Asymptote and The Mercurian. Other theatrical works include an unabridged translation of CYRANO DE BERGERAC crafted completely in rhymed couplets, a modernization of Thackeray's VANITY FAIR, and musicals based on Rostand's CHANTECLER and Booth Tarkington's THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS. His musical, THE ALLEN STREET YIDDISH THEATRE PALACE PRESENTS: CINDERESTHER, has received grants from the Minnesota Regional Arts Council and Brin Jewish Arts Endowment, and his award-winning play, TEN MINUTES 'TIL CHRISTMAS, is being performed in many cities across North America. He has adapted novels by Newbery Award–winning authors James Lincoln Collier and Lloyd Alexander for the stage and has served on the faculties of William Patterson University and Regional Center for the Arts High School. Brian is an alumnus of the Minnesota Conservatory of Performing Arts, the National Shakespeare Conservatory, the Lehman Engel/BMI Workshop, and the 78th Street Theatre Lab, and he is a member of BMI, the Playwrights' Center, and the Dramatists Guild.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 5/15/2023
Pages 284
ISBN 9780881459708

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Cyrano de Bergerac is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC