Cyrano de Bergerac
|Narrated By:||Gregory Itzin, Caroline Aaron, Hamish Linklater, Devon Sorvari, Jason Ritter, Matthew Wolf, Andre Sogliuzzo, Kalen Harriman, Hugo Armstrong, Anna Mathias, Morgan Ritchie|
|Date:||14 May 2015|
Cyrano is a brash, strong-willed man of many talents whose whimsical aptitude for the spoken word is overshadowed by an attribute that is iconic, outrageous and gigantic—his nose. How can the curiously-snouted Cyrano ever hope to win the affections of the beautiful Roxane?
Includes a conversation with Sue Lloyd, author of “The Man Who Was Cyrano: A Life of Edmond Rostand.”
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording, featuring Caroline Aaron, Hugo Armstrong, Kalen Harriman, Gregory Itzin, Hamish Linklater, Anna Mathias, Morgan Ritchie, Jason Ritter, André Sogliuzzo, Devon Sorvari, and Matthew Wolf
Directed and adapted for radio by Barry Creyton and recorded before a live audience.
Although Burgess was predominantly a comic writer, his dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange remains his best known novel. In 1971 it was adapted into a highly controversial film by Stanley Kubrick, which Burgess said was chiefly responsible for the popularity of the book. Burgess produced numerous other novels, including the Enderby quartet, and Earthly Powers, regarded by most critics as his greatest novel. He wrote librettos and screenplays, including for the 1977 TV mini-series Jesus of Nazareth. He worked as a literary critic for several publications, including The Observer and The Guardian, and wrote studies of classic writers, notably James Joyce. A versatile linguist, Burgess lectured in phonetics, and translated Cyrano de Bergerac, Oedipus Rex and the opera Carmen, among others.
Burgess also composed over 250 musical works; he sometimes claimed to consider himself as much a composer as an author, although he enjoyed considerably more success in writing.