Draft of Burgess's translation and adaptation (for the stage) of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.

Archive Unit

Scope and Content

Including a preface to the translation, dated December 1970. The preface is an original typescript, which includes Burgess's slight corrections to the text. The main body of the translation is a photocopy of an (unannotated) typescript.

For an alternative (incomplete) draft dated 1970-1971, see AB/ARCH/A/BER/2. For drafts of the 1985 edition of the text (as published by Hutchinson), see AB/ARCH/A/BER/5 and AB/ARCH/A/BER/7.


"Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Translated and adapted for the modern stage by Anthony Burgess" (Knopf, New York, 1971)