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When and where does Act I of "Cyrano de Bergerac" take place?

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james123 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 29, 2009 at 11:57 AM via web

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When and where does Act I of "Cyrano de Bergerac" take place?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted January 29, 2009 at 10:19 PM (Answer #1)

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All of the action of Act I takes place in the year 1640 in the hall of the Hotel de Bourgogne in Paris. The stage directions indicate that it is a "sort of tennis court arranged and decorated for a theatrical performance."

Don't be mistaken. The Hotel de Bourgogne is not a hotel where guests can rent rooms. Rather, it is a theater, built on top of the remains of a palace constructed by the dukes of Burgundy.

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