Reviews for Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac

Choice Reviews 1995 July
Marowitz has rendered Rostand's 1897 play in an informal and speakable iambic pentameter appropriate for the publisher's "Great Translations for Actors Series." In addition he has provided an incisive and sprightly introduction that limns the real Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac while acknowledging, in a positive way, the romantic excesses of the play. Marowitz calls his translation an "English version," but he does not take liberties with the text beyond what is exigent to the needs of adaptation to a contemporary verse form. This volume complements others in the series, which might better be titled "Actable Translations of Great Plays." An attractively printed, reasonably priced work recommended for all libraries. Copyright 1999 American Library Association