Cyrano De Bergerac

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Cyrano De Bergerac Characters

Cyrano de Bergerac

The titular character of Cyrano de Bergerac is disarmingly brilliant, highly eloquent, and good in a fight, but also cursed with an abnormally large nose—in short, he has an ugly face but a beautiful… (read full character analysis)

Baron Christian de Neuvillette

Christian is a foil to Cyrano de Bergerac: a shallow, inexperienced, slow-thinking man who’s been blessed with a beautiful face. By himself, Christian could never woo Roxane, as he doesn’t have the brains… (read full character analysis)

Magdalene Robin / Roxane

Roxane is the beautiful, charismatic, and witty cousin of Cyrano de Bergerac. She’s known Cyrano since they were both children, and trusts him completely, though she isn’t aware that he’s in love with her… (read full character analysis)

Count de Guiche

The Count de Guiche is arguably the most confusing character in Cyrano de Bergerac. As the play begins, he’s clearly a villainous character: a corrupt, leering aristocrat who quarrels with Cyrano, the hero… (read full character analysis)


A poor, struggling man who performs many different jobs during the play, usually because of his friend Cyrano de Bergerac’s help. At the start of the play, Ragueneau is a popular pastry chef who… (read full character analysis)
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Viscount de Valvert

A young nobleman who tries and fails to woo Roxane on behalf of the Count de Guiche (who can’t do so himself, since he’s engaged to another woman). Valvert is proud, rude, and spiteful, and… (read full character analysis)
Minor Characters
Le Bret
A close friend and fellow soldier of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Captain Carbon de Castel-Jaloux
A young, brave captain in the Gascon cadets, who commands but also respects Cyrano de Bergerac.
An old drunkard, with whom Cyrano de Bergerac is friendly. Although he’s an alcoholic, Ligniere is highly resourceful, and helps out many of the characters in the play: he knows everyone’s name, and learns many of the characters’ important secrets.
First Marquis
A young nobleman who attends the play in Act 1.
A journalist who asks Cyrano de Bergerac to recount his heroic fight with 100 men.
A soldier who flirts with the Flower-girl at the play in Act 1.
A talentless, incompetent actor who acts in the play in Act 1, despite the fact that Cyrano de Bergerac has banned him from performing.
An employee of the Hotel de Bourgogne.
Sister Martha
A nun at the convent where Roxane stays after Christian’s death.
An associate of Cyrano de Bergerac, who loses a bet with Cyrano.
Baron de Cuigy
A young nobleman who attends the play in Act 1.
Baron de Brissaille
A young nobleman who attends the play in Act 1.
The Bore
A theater patron who antagonizes Cyrano de Bergerac in Act 1.
Buffet Girl
An employee of the Hotel de Bourgogne, who offers Cyrano de Bergerac free food.
Mother Marguerite de Jesus
The mother superior at the convent where Roxane goes after Christian’s death.
A handsome soldier who flirts with Lise, and later runs off with her.
Second Musketeer
A soldier who insults Cyrano’s nose, wrongly thinking that Cyrano is no longer sensitive about his appearance.
Balthazar Baro
The author of the play being performed at the Hotel de Bourgogne in Act 1.
One of the patrons of the play in Act 1.
A patron of the play in Act 1.
The Duenna
An attendant and nurse to Roxane.
A thief who warns Christian that Ligniere is going to be attacked.
The flirtatious wife of Ragueneau. She leaves her husband for a handsome Musketeer after Act 2.
A foolish priest who’s sent by the Count de Guiche to meet with Roxane, and winds up marrying Roxane to Christian.
Sister Claire
A nun at the convent where Roxane stays after Christian’s death.
Cardinal Richelieu
An advisor to the French King and the most powerful person in France. Richelieu is the uncle of De Guiche, and De Guiche name-drops a number of times in the play that his uncle is willing to help him in certain ways. Richelieu never actually appears in the play.