Great Performances

  • 1972
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

Cyrano de Bergerac

First Aired: February 6, 1974

"Cyrano de Bergerac," a 17th-century soldier, philosopher and poet whose wit and swordplay are as celebrated as his huge nose, in Edmond Rostand's 1897 drama. The plot revolves around Cyrano's love for the beautiful Roxane, who loves a handsome but tongue-tied young guardsman. With disarming swagger, Cyrano offers to woo her for him. Roxane: Marsha Mason. Christian: Marc Singer. Le Bret: Earl Boen. De Guiche: Paul Shenar. Ragueneau: Robert Mooney. Duenna: Elizabeth Huddle.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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