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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac


by Edmond Rostand

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Cyrano de Bergerac Teacher Pass

Cyrano de Bergerac Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

Fake Noses and Extra Letters

Oh, the '80s. Steve Martin stars in an updated version of Cyrano de Bergerac entitled Roxanne. Is the double N intentional or an oversight? This is good example of how great ideas get updated for the silver screen. Plus, this film is worth it just for the horrible prosthetic nose Steve Martin wears. Makes you wonder what fake noses looked in the 1800s.