By Edmond Rostand
Some of the most loved heroes of the degree, Cyrano de Bergerac is an impressive wit who, regardless of his many presents, feels that no lady can ever love him as a result of his huge, immense nostril. He adores the attractive Roxanne yet, missing braveness, comes to a decision as an alternative to assist the tongue-tied yet winsome Christian woo the reasonable girl by means of delivering him with flowery sentiments and soulful poetry. Roxanne is smitten—but is it Christian she loves or Cyrano?
A triumph from the instant of its 1897 finest, Cyrano de Bergerac has develop into some of the most usually produced performs on the planet. Its perennial reputation is a tribute to the common attraction of its subject matters and characters.
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What happiness! 舡 wrote Francisque Sarcey. 舠We are at last to be rid of Scandinavian mists and overly minute psychological analyses, and of the deliberate brutalities of realist drama. Here is the joyous sun of Old Gaul which, after a long night, is rising over the horizon. 舡 After Maeterlinck舗s 舠static drama,舡 in which a clock chiming constitutes a major event, it must indeed have been refreshing to see Cyrano leap onto the stage and fight a duel while composing a ballad. But there are other reasons for the success of Cyrano.
Gamesters! THE WATCHMAN [behind him, still teasing the flower-girl] A kiss! ] Bless my soul! And to reflect that in this very house, my son, were given the plays of the great Rotrou! THE YOUTH And those of the great Corneille! ] PAGES Tra la la la la la la la! DOORKEEPER [severely to the PAGES] Look, now! you pages, you! none of your tricks! ] Sir!... this want of confidence ... ] Have you a string about you? SECOND PAGE With a fish-hook at the end! FIRST PAGE We will sit up there and angle for wigs!
RAGUENEAU [attired like a pastrycook in his Sunday best, coming quickly toward LIGNIERE] Monsieur, have you seen Monsieur de Cyrano? LIGNIERE [presenting RAGUENEAU to CHRISTIAN] The pastrycook of poets and of players! RAGUENEAU [abashed] Too much honor.... LIGNIERE No modesty! Mecaenas! 舤 RAGUENEAU It is true, those gentlemen are among my customers ... LIGNIERE Debitors! A considerable poet himself.... RAGUENEAU It has been said! LIGNIERE Daft on poetry! RAGUENEAU It is true that for an ode...