Cyrano De Bergerac And Roxanne

     The author of Cyrano de Bergerac is Edmond Rostand. Edmond Rostand was born on

April 1, 1868 in Marseille, France. He was obsessed with literature in general,
but was especially interested in theater. His first drama was called The

Romantics, then Cyrano de Bergerac, Chantecler, and The Last Night of Don Juan.

Cyrano de Bergerac was his greatest work and accomplishment, the first
production was on December 28, 1897. Edmond died on December 2, 1918. He was a

French poet and dramatist who wrote for 30 years. I liked Cyrano e Bergerac, but
it was a sad story. I liked watching the movie Roxanne. It was in English and in
color, I also understood the plot since I read the book. I didn't like watching
the French version with subtitles because I don't take French, so I didn't
understand it. It was hard to watch what was going on, listen to the tone of the
voices, and read the subtitles at the same time. Sometimes I got lost or didn't
know how the lines were expressed. For instance, whether the person was sad,
happy, or mad. I also like to be able to just watch a movie, when they are in

English you don't have to hang on each word or read what they just said. It's
not the same with subtitles at all. You interpret everything very differently.

You can pick up the sound of the voice through the French, but it's still very
different. I would have rather watched the old black and white version because
it was in English. I think I would have understood it a little better. Reading

Cyrano de Bergerac was very helpful when we watched the movies. When I read it
by myself to catch up I was very confused because it was hard to make the
transition of who was talking. When we read it in class and different people
played different parts it was much easier to follow along. The different voices
helped in the transition of who was talking. It was also a little difficult
sometimes because sometimes something would not be said or said properly. I
thought the book was very well written and was very good. It had a good plot,
but it was kind of predictable. I mean you could figure out that Roxanne would
find out that Cyrano was in love with her and that he was the one that wrote the
letters. You could also probably figure out that Christian was going to die.

That's the way most stories end up, if it's not a happily ever after one. Some
things weren't predictable, like that Cyrano was going to be murdered or that

Roxanne would live in mourning instead of killing herself after Christian died.

Overall I enjoyed reading Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. The book was
excellent and the movies provided different interpretations of the book. I would
like to see this on stage somewhere, I think it would be very exciting. Roxanne
was the more modern version and I understood it better. The French version with
subtitles was a little harder to understand, but was done very well for being a
somewhat old movie. The location seemed more appropriate and more realistic of
where it would have actually taken place. Edmond Rostand was a good dramatist
and critics were right to say this was his best work.