Acadia Senior College

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Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," translation by Anthony Burgess

Nick Turner

Online via Zoom
Cyrano de Bergerac is one of the most read and performed classic plays outside of Shakespeare. This well-loved 19th-century French classic about the swordsman-poet with the nose too large to be taken seriously, was made into a 1950 film, for which Jose Ferrer won the Academy Award and a 1990 version starring Gerard Depardieu. The story was also adapted as a musical and as a movie (Roxanne) starring Steve Martin. We will read the translation by Anthony Burgess, discuss the play’s continued place in classic theater, and perhaps read some scenes aloud.
About the instructor

Nick Turner is the Executive Director of The Grand in Ellsworth. He has 25 years experience in the performing arts and education as a director, teacher and playwright. Nick was a member of the Denver Center Playwright's Unit and is a longtime member of the Dramatist's Guild.

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