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Artistic History of Cyrano de Bergerac
Coronation of Henri IV
1589
 
Cardinal Richelieu presides as bishop
1608-1642
 
Coronation of Louis XIII
1610
 
Thirty Years’ War
1618-1648
 
 
1619
Birth of Cyrano de Bergerac
 
1625-28
Setting of The Three Musketeers
French entry into the Thirty Years’ War
1635
Creation of L'Académie française
Seige of Arras
1640
Setting of Acts 1-4 of Cyrano de Bergerac
Coronation of five-year-old Louis XIV
1643
 
 
1655
Setting of Act 5 of Cyrano de Bergerac
French crown moves to Versailles
1682
 
French Revolution
1789-1799
 
Napoleonic Empire
1804-1815
 
 
1850s
Rise of Realism following France’s 1848 Revolution
 
1868
Edmond Rostand born in Marseille
French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War
1871
 
 
1871-1893
Naturalism ushered in by Émile Zola’s Les Rougon-Macquart
 
1897
Debut of Cyrano de Bergerac
 
1901
Rostand’s election to L'Académie
World War I
1914-1918
 
1918
Rostand’s death
 
1923
Cyrano de Bergerac debuts on Broadway
 
Mid-1920s
Hooker translation becomes English standard
World War II
1939-1945
 
 
1950
José Ferrer stars as Cyrano in Michael Gordon’s film adaptation, winning an Academy Award (he had already won a Tony Award in 1946)
 
1973
Cyrano, a musical adaptation of the play opens in Boston
 
1987
Steve Martin stars in Roxanne, a modern-day film adaptation of Rostand’s classic
 
2003
Susan Lloyd publishes first Rostand biography in English, The Man Who Was Cyrano
 
2007
Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner star in filmed stage production later broadcast on PBS; Opening at Bristol Old Vic of new translation by Ranjit Bolt
 
2011
New American translation by Michael Hollanger premieres at Folger Theatre
 
2012
Disney Channel produces original movie adaptation, Let It Shine

 

 

   

 

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