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Cyrano de Bergerac

Reginald Barclay as Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac was a 19th century Earth theatrical piece that was very loosely based on the life of 17th century French dramatist Hercule-Savinien De Cyrano de Bergerac.

The play concentrates on Cyrano's love for the beautiful Roxane, whom he is obliged to woo on behalf of a more conventionally handsome, but less articulate, friend, Christien de Neuvillette, with whom she already is in love.

Reginald Barclay played Cyrano de Bergerac and Beverly Crusher played Roxane in Crusher's adaptation of the play in 2367. (TNG: "The Nth Degree")

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 95), Cyrano de Bergerac was a play written by the French playwright Edmond Rostand which was first performed on Earth in 1897. The scenes rehearsed by Crusher and Barclay are from Act II, Scene 6 and from Act V, Scene 6.
In the Pocket TOS novel Savage Trade, Cyrano de Bergerac is one of the identities adopted by an Excalbian who takes on Human form.

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