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World Theatre. No. 5


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Frank Cellier and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies in 'CYRANO DE BERGERAC' by Edmond Rostand
A new English translation by Humbert Wolfe who has made the special broadcast adaptation
Music arranged by Maurice Brown
(By permission of Anmcr Hall) (By permission of John Gielgud)
The Capuchin, Guards of Gascony, Spanish soldiers, women, spectators, etc.
The action of the play takes place in France in the seventeenth century
Production by Val Gielgud


Unknown: Frank Cellier
Unknown: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Unknown: Edmond Rostand
Translation By: Humbert Wolfe
Arranged By: Maurice Brown
Production By: Val Gielgud
Chorus: Dennis Arundell
Cyrano de Bergerac: Frank Cellier
Christian de Neuvillette: Eric Berry
Comte de Guiche: Alan Wheatley
Ragueneau: Philip Wade
Le Bret: Norman Shelley
Captain Carhon de Castel-Jaloux: Francis de Wolff
Ligniere: Henry Longhurst
De Valvert: Noel Dryden
Cuigy: Henry Hallatt
Roxane: Gwen Ff Rangcon-Davies
Sister Marthe: Susan Taylor
The Duenna: Mary O'Farrell
A Musketeer: William Trent
A Spanish Officer: Douglas Matthews

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