History Theatre / CyranodeBergerac

22nd Sep '16 8:51:00 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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[[OverlyLongName Hercule Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac]] -- [[WarriorPoet the legendary poet, duelist]], [[RenaissanceMan soldier, philosopher, physicist, musician, playwright, and novelist]] -- has a problem. He has an enormous nose, which he believes makes him so incredibly ugly that he thinks no woman could ever love him, and fears his love for [[KissingCousins his cousin]] Roxane will never be reciprocated. Just when he's mustered the courage to hand her the love letter he's written, she announces that she's in love with the beautiful Christian, and asks Cyrano to protect him against danger. Roxane has fallen in love with Christian [[LoveAtFirstSight at first sight]] and tells Cyrano that if Christian isn't intellectual enough for her, she would be so disappointed that she could die. Cyrano resolves to [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy subdue his love for her]] and tell Christian about Roxane’s love. Christian despairs, because he also loves Roxane, and even though he is very handsome, he's inarticulate, and believes Roxane would never accept him. So, Cyrano, trying to express his love and to not disappoint Roxane, eagerly offers to script Christian's courtship, beginning by giving him Cyrano's own love letter for Roxane. Naturally, [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]] (and swashbuckling, and eventually tragedy) ensues.

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[[OverlyLongName Hercule Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac]] -- [[WarriorPoet the legendary poet, duelist]], [[RenaissanceMan soldier, philosopher, physicist, musician, playwright, and novelist]] -- has a problem. He has an [[GagNose enormous nose, nose]], which he believes makes him so incredibly ugly that he thinks no woman could ever love him, and fears his love for [[KissingCousins his cousin]] Roxane will never be reciprocated. Just when he's mustered the courage to hand her the love letter he's written, she announces that she's in love with the beautiful Christian, and asks Cyrano to protect him against danger. Roxane has fallen in love with Christian [[LoveAtFirstSight at first sight]] and tells Cyrano that if Christian isn't intellectual enough for her, she would be so disappointed that she could die. Cyrano resolves to [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy subdue his love for her]] and tell Christian about Roxane’s love. Christian despairs, because he also loves Roxane, and even though he is very handsome, he's inarticulate, and believes Roxane would never accept him. So, Cyrano, trying to express his love and to not disappoint Roxane, eagerly offers to script Christian's courtship, beginning by giving him Cyrano's own love letter for Roxane. Naturally, [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]] (and swashbuckling, and eventually tragedy) ensues.
30th Jun '16 3:39:04 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Played InUniverse at Act II Scene VII when Cyrano finds Literature/DonQuixote identifiable, compelling, sympathetic and worthy of imitation, whereas Count De Guiche finds him absolutely insufferable.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Played InUniverse at Act II Scene VII when Cyrano finds Literature/DonQuixote identifiable, compelling, sympathetic and worthy of imitation, whereas Count De Guiche finds him absolutely insufferable.
4th Jun '16 3:11:02 PM Gideoncrawle
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De [[TitleDrop Cyrano de Bergerac]],\\

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De [[TitleDrop Cyrano de Bergerac]],\\Bergerac,\\
15th Apr '16 10:29:28 AM Faberlich
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There are two notable film adaptations: one from 1950 which garnered a Best Actor for José Ferrer, and the acclaimed 1990 version directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and starring Creator/GerardDepardieu. In addition, the 1987 movie ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'', starring Steve Martin, is a modernized take on the story. The Disney Channel original movie ''Let it Shine'' is also clearly based off of this play, even going as far as to giving the main characters similar names (Cyrano= Cyrus; Christian= Chris; Roxanne= Roxy, whose full name is actually Roxanne).

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There are two notable film adaptations: one from 1950 which garnered a Best Actor for José Ferrer, and the acclaimed [[Film/CyranoDeBergerac 1990 version version]] directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and starring Creator/GerardDepardieu. In addition, the 1987 movie ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'', starring Steve Martin, is a modernized take on the story. The Disney Channel original movie ''Let it Shine'' is also clearly based off of this play, even going as far as to giving the main characters similar names (Cyrano= Cyrus; Christian= Chris; Roxanne= Roxy, whose full name is actually Roxanne).
12th Mar '16 3:44:49 PM Orbiting
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* ExecutiveMeddling: An example InUniverse, when Cyrano is tempted to accept a patronage from Cardenal Richelieu, but then De Guiche mentions the one thing Cyrano will not tolerate -- someone touching his verses.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: An example InUniverse, when Cyrano is tempted to accept a patronage from Cardenal Richelieu, but then De de Guiche mentions the one thing Cyrano will not tolerate -- someone touching his verses.



* TheGrotesque: Cyrano considers himself one.

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* TheGrotesque: Cyrano considers himself one.one even though all that's wrong with him is that he has a big nose.



* HumiliationConga: Cyrano puts Valvert through one and De Guiche through many, Roxane puts Christian through one and the last four acts are a long HumiliationConga for Cyrano. The fact that he retains a measure of his characteristic "panache" despite the situation reveals just how deep his moxie goes.

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* HumiliationConga: Cyrano puts Valvert through one and De de Guiche through many, Roxane puts Christian through one and the last four acts are a long HumiliationConga for Cyrano. The fact that he retains a measure of his characteristic "panache" despite the situation reveals just how deep his moxie goes.



* ImpoverishedPatrician: Christian and all the Gascon cadets except De Guiche.

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* ImpoverishedPatrician: Christian and all the Gascon cadets except De de Guiche.



* InsultBackfire: Viscount De Valvert calls Cyrano an ImpoverishedPatrician and [[WritersSuck poet]]. He doesn’t mind at all.

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* InsultBackfire: Viscount De de Valvert calls Cyrano an ImpoverishedPatrician and [[WritersSuck poet]]. He doesn’t mind at all.



--> '''Viscount De Valvert:''' Base scoundrel! Rascally flat-footed lout! \\

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--> '''Viscount De de Valvert:''' Base scoundrel! Rascally flat-footed lout! \\



* JerkJustifications: Cyrano has Type I, II and II, De Guiche and Raguenaeau have Type II.

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* JerkJustifications: Cyrano has Type I, II and II, De de Guiche and Raguenaeau have Type II.



* WakeUpGoToSchoolSavetheWorld: Cyrano, in his own way. He can fight off a hundred men easily enough, but he doesn't have the courage to explain his feelings to the woman he loves.

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* WakeUpGoToSchoolSavetheWorld: WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Cyrano, in his own way. He can fight off a hundred men easily enough, but he doesn't have the courage to explain his feelings to the woman he loves.
12th Mar '16 2:49:17 PM Orbiting
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When to the ill-starred Prince the lady says
-->'I love you!' all his ugliness fades fast -- \\

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When to the ill-starred Prince the lady says
-->'I
says\\
'I
love you!' all his ugliness fades fast -- \\



-->'''Christian''':'' I will be loved myself -- or not at all!

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-->'''Christian''':'' -->'''Christian''': I will be loved myself -- or not at all!



* BrokenPedestal: [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière]], in Ragueneau's eyes, for stealing a scene from Cyrano. Cyrano himself thinks [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière]] has good taste and is truly thankful because he knows that it's the only of his works that will not be forgotten.

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* BrokenPedestal: [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière]], in Ragueneau's eyes, for stealing a scene from Cyrano. Cyrano himself thinks [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière]] Molière has good taste and is truly thankful because he knows that it's the only of his works that will not be forgotten.



'''Cyrano''' ''(raising his head a minute from writing his love letter)'': Eight?... hold, methought seven. \\
''(He goes on writing.)''
* BuyThemOff: Used by Cyrano after he refuses to apologize to the Burgundy Theater's audience for interrupting ''[[ShowWithinAShow La Clorise]]''; he pays Bellerose for all the entrance fees so they can give it back to the public. Cyrano uses it to bribe the Duenna lefting her and Roxane alone, and De Guiche invokes it with Cyrano and Cardenal Richelieu's patronage.

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'''Cyrano''' ''(raising ''[raising his head a minute from writing his love letter)'': letter]'': Eight?... hold, methought seven. \\
''(He ''[He goes on writing.)''
]''
* BuyThemOff: Used by Cyrano after he refuses to apologize to the Burgundy Theater's audience for interrupting ''[[ShowWithinAShow La Clorise]]''; he pays Bellerose for all the entrance fees so they can give it back to the public. Cyrano uses it to bribe the Duenna lefting to leave her and Roxane alone, and De Guiche invokes it with Cyrano and Cardenal Richelieu's patronage.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance

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* ChildhoodFriendRomanceChildhoodFriendRomance: Between [[PlayingCyrano (well, kind of)]] Cyrano and Roxane.



* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Cyrano.

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* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Cyrano.Cyrano is his own harshest critic.



'''Roxane:''' You loved me not?
--> '''Cyrano:''' [[LovesMyAlterEgo 'Twas he!]]
--> '''Roxane:''' You loved me!
--> '''Cyrano:''' No!
--> '''Roxane:''' See! how you falter now!
--> '''Cyrano:''' ''No, my sweet love, I never loved you!''

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'''Roxane:''' You loved me not?
-->
not?\\
'''Cyrano:''' [[LovesMyAlterEgo 'Twas he!]]
-->
he!]]\\
'''Roxane:''' You loved me!
-->
me!\\
'''Cyrano:''' No!
-->
No!\\
'''Roxane:''' See! how you falter now!
-->
now!\\
'''Cyrano:''' ''No, my sweet love, I never loved you!''



* SelfDeprecation: After a man tries to insult Cyrano and tels him that his nose is "very big", he gives a LongList of better insults in various styles. However, he makes it clear that he wouldn't take such insults from anyone but himself.

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* SelfDeprecation: After a man tries to insult Cyrano and tels tells him that his nose is "very big", he gives a LongList of better insults in various styles. However, he makes it clear that he wouldn't take such insults from anyone but himself.



** Cyrano and his troops are enemies of [[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers musketeers]], who are presented as lecherous thugs whose courage doesn't match their boastfulness [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and who don’t pay their theatre tickets]]. Something of this can also possibly be seen toward the famous playwright [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière]] (in part because, as mentioned in the play, his play ''Scapin'' was plagiarized from Cyrano). Roxane is one of the ''Précieuses'' ridiculed by [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière]] but is a fairly level-headed, sympathetic character. Ragueneau kind of fits the model of [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière's]] cuckolded characters and idolizes [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière]], but when he finally gets a job with him, realizes his idol is an example of NiceCharacterMeanActor. Fictional Cyrano acuses Sercy, ([[HistoricalDomainCharacter the historical editor of the historical Cyrano’s books]]) of practicing VanityPublishing, [[DontExplainTheJoke implying that the historical Cyrano indulged in this practice]].

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** Cyrano and his troops are enemies of [[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers musketeers]], who are presented as lecherous thugs whose courage doesn't match their boastfulness [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and who don’t pay their theatre tickets]]. Something of this can also possibly be seen toward the famous playwright [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière]] (in part because, as mentioned in the play, his play ''Scapin'' was plagiarized from Cyrano). Roxane is one of the ''Précieuses'' ridiculed by [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière]] Molière but is a fairly level-headed, sympathetic character. Ragueneau kind of fits the model of [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière's]] Molière's cuckolded characters and idolizes [[Creator/{{Moliere}} Molière]], him, but when he finally gets a job with him, realizes his idol is an example of NiceCharacterMeanActor. Fictional Cyrano acuses accuses Sercy, ([[HistoricalDomainCharacter the historical editor of the historical Cyrano’s books]]) of practicing VanityPublishing, [[DontExplainTheJoke implying that the historical Cyrano indulged in this practice]].



* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside: Cyrano is too cynical to believe people actually believe this. Nevertheless, he invokes this trope at Act I Scene IV when Viscount De Valvert mocks his poor clothes:

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* TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside: Cyrano is too cynical to believe people actually believe this. Nevertheless, he invokes this trope at Act I Scene IV when Viscount De de Valvert mocks his poor clothes:



* YouFightLikeACow: Cyrano composes a ballad in honor of Viscount De Valvert while they have a SwordFight. Valvert is too busy fighting for his life to answer a word.

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* YouFightLikeACow: Cyrano composes a ballad in honor of Viscount De de Valvert while they have a SwordFight. Valvert is too busy fighting for his life to answer a word.
11th Dec '15 11:50:37 PM major-kumquat
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24th Nov '15 1:49:11 AM Morgenthaler
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There are two notable film adaptations: one from 1950 which garnered a Best Actor for José Ferrer, and the acclaimed 1990 version directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and starring Creator/GerardDepardieu. In addition, the 1987 movie ''{{Roxanne}}'', starring Steve Martin, is a modernized take on the story. The Disney Channel original movie ''Let it Shine'' is also clearly based off of this play, even going as far as to giving the main characters similar names (Cyrano= Cyrus; Christian= Chris; Roxanne= Roxy, whose full name is actually Roxanne).

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There are two notable film adaptations: one from 1950 which garnered a Best Actor for José Ferrer, and the acclaimed 1990 version directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and starring Creator/GerardDepardieu. In addition, the 1987 movie ''{{Roxanne}}'', ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'', starring Steve Martin, is a modernized take on the story. The Disney Channel original movie ''Let it Shine'' is also clearly based off of this play, even going as far as to giving the main characters similar names (Cyrano= Cyrus; Christian= Chris; Roxanne= Roxy, whose full name is actually Roxanne).
14th Oct '15 7:38:11 PM featherquills
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*ThePowerOfLegacy: [[spoiler: When Christian dies before Cyrano can reveal his secret to Roxanne, Cyrano lets her keep believing Christian was the poet she thought he was (until Cyrano himself is mortally wounded and she figures out the truth)]]
8th Sep '15 7:44:32 AM esauvage
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* BerserkButton: The cadets warn their new recruit Christian not to mention the word "nose" around Cyrano if he values his life. Christian decides to show off by doing it anyway, pushing Cyrano nearly to strangle him before he learns who he is. Some actors portraying Cyrano show him growing more visibly annoyed at Christian's interruptions and play up the comedy of his attempting to compose himself.

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* BerserkButton: The cadets warn their new recruit Christian not to mention the word "nose" around Cyrano if he values his life. Christian decides to show off by doing it anyway, pushing Cyrano nearly to strangle him before he learns who he is.him. Some actors portraying Cyrano show him growing more visibly annoyed at Christian's interruptions and play up the comedy of his attempting to compose himself. But before this scene, he killed De Valvert for saying "you have a big nose".
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