6/18/2015 2:19 PM
I teach at a Middle School for Gifted children. I was excited when I saw this title and my students chose it for production. The classic story offered my students some challenging roles, costume hurdles, the opportunity to learn sword fighting techniques, special effects makeup, etc. In short, my students loved this version. We took time to see the unabridged work, so that my students could realize what had been omitted, but on the whole this is a masterful job of telling the meat of the story in a one-act format. Kudos! I highly recommend this play for students looking for a play with some real content and some acting challenges. My students loved it.
Castillero Middle School Drama
1/15/2014 9:36 PM
This one act version is short which worked very well with class time. Students were able to read the entire play in a class period. However due to the story line there is not a lot of room for every student to have an equal reading part. The one act version also strays a lot from the original play version by Edmond Rostand, but the love triangle remains. The ending tragic, death of Cyrano was my students' favorite part.