Cyrano de Bergerac Recommendations

Book Cover of Cyrano de Bergerac


I can’t decide between two modern retellings of Cyrano, because they both warm the cockles of my heart with their romanticism and excessive ridiculousness. Firstly, there is Roxanne (1987). Starring Steve Martin and Darryl Hannah, this is the rom com Cyrano was alway meant to be. More recently and on the pop culture trend, there is Cyrano Agency (2010), which is a korean drama in which very attractive people who work at a love connection agency help other very attractive people find dates. It’s blissful fluff. No substance here, really, but all the enjoyment to be had!

If you’re looking for higher intellectual quality in your entertainment, search out Cyrano de Bergerac (1950). It is a black and white film for any young ‘uns out there, but don’t shy away! It’s amazing! Cyrano is at his wittiest prime. If you truly can’t handle the old timey affectations of this film, try the 1990 film of the same name, starring Gerard Depardieu very finely – and in color.

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Episode 6: October 26th, 2016

Patrick Venable poses remotely for Wishbonafide Episode 6

What does the nose know? Bring your nose, and the rest of you, along with us as we sniff out the differences between Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand and  Wishbone’s “Cyranose” in Wishbonafide Episode 6. We are joined by Pat Venable, an expert in French language and Erin’s brother. Our discussion covers songs by The Police, French ennui, and Wishbone’s interpretation of all things Francais.

Watch parts 1, 2 and 3 of the TV episode.

About Our Guest

Patrick Venable is a part-time student, full time geek and brother to show host Erin Venable. He lives with his beautiful wife and terrible cat in a geeky lair in southern Pennsylvania. He studied English and French and enjoys tales of adventure and romance.

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