Cyrano de Bergerac (play)

play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand

Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. It is slightly based on the real Cyrano de Bergerac, and the play is a fictional story about his life.

Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac, the man for whom the play is named and upon whose life it is based
Written byEdmond Rostand
Date of premiere1897
Original languageFrench
SettingFrance, 1640

The play has been translated and performed many times, and it is responsible for introducing the word "panache" into the English language.[1]


  1. Edmond Rostand (1998-09-01). Cyrano de Bergerac: A Heroic Comedy in Five Acts. ISBN 9780192836434. Retrieved 17 March 2012.