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Cyrano de Bergerac

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Julie Hagan

on 28 April 2011

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Rostand A French poet and dramatist, he is most famous for his playwrite Cyrano de Bergerac. Rostand wrote romantic plays which were different then most plays in the late nineteenth century. Rostand was born in Marseille, France and lived from April 1 1868 – December 2 1918. Rostand wrote 12 plays in his lifetime and ended up marrying Rosemonde Gerard and having two kids. He was known for his comedy in romantic plays. Summary Cyrano de Bergerac is a comedy and romantic play. the play is about a man who has fallen in love with his cousin, named Roxanne. The man's name is Cyrano. Cyrano is not the best looking guy in town, and he has an abnormally large nose. Roxanne confronts Cyrano and says that she has fallen in love with a man. Cyrano hopes for it to be him, but finds out it is a man of the name Christian. Cyrano promises Roxanne he will help her and Christian be together. When Cyrano talks to Christian to tell him that Roxanne likes him Cyrano finds out that Christian is a man of looks and not of brains. Christian and Cyrano work out an agreement in which Cyrano will help Christian with his words to Roxanne because Cyrano is a great poet and writer. Roxanne falls in love with Christian because one night he expressed his love for her, but it was really Cyrano doing the speaking, pretending to be Christian. Christian and Roxanne run off and get married. The about 10 minutes after they get married Cyrano and Christian's troop gets sent to war. While leaving to war Roxanne makes Cyrano promise that he will make Christian write to Roxanne everyday. This is an easy promise for Cyrano to make because he is the one who writes the letters. While at war Cyrano writes a letter to Roxanne from Christian everyday. As Roxanne recieves the letters she falls more deeply in love with 'Christian'. Roxanne cannot stand being away from Christian any longer so she goes to the campsite of the war. When she sees Christian she tells him that she would love him even if he were ugly because she loves his speech so much. Christian goes to Cyrano and tells him this and tells Cyrano that he must tell Roxanne the truth that it has been Cyrano writing the letters. Just as Cyrano is about to tell Roxanne Christian gets shot. As Chistian is dying Cyrano lies to him and tells him that he told Roxanne and that Roxanne still loves him. Cyrano lies to Christian so that he can die happily in peace. The war eventually ends and Cyrano returns to his town, Roxanne was so sad about Christians death she became a nun. Cyrano became a poor man who had nothing but he still went to Roxanne every sunday in the convent to visit her. Some of the men in town did not like Cyrano very much so they planned to kill him. One day when Cyrano was walking a log was droppend on his head and gave him very bad head trama. Cyrano managed to wrap his wound and go to the convent. He talked to Roxanne and gave a speech about his life in which Roxanne recognized from the love speech 15 years ago. Roxanne finally realized that Cyrano was her true lover, but she realized it just in time to watch Cyrano die. Cyrano Roxanne Christian Wikipedia. "Edmond Rostand." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. 30 Mar. 2011. Web. 24 Apr. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_Rostand>.
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Additional Comments: When all the berries are small stand one in the middle and several around the outside of it. French Clothing In the 1800's women would wear long elegant dresses that were not only pleasing to the eye but also very comfortbale. Men would wear clothes that adapted much better to civil life yet were still nice looking. This was a new clothing era of elegant simplicity. Go to these websites to learn more about the play: Study Guide: http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/pdf/cyrano.pdf http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/cyrano/ http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/bergerac.htm http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099334/ "My wit is more polished than your mustache. The truth which I speak strikes more sparks from men's hearts than your spurs do from the cobblestones." -Edmond Rostand Click Here for more quotes from Cyrano! to view a video of French Music Click Here France has produced a number of legendary composers. Many of the composers have influenced American music and other music around the world. Many operas were produced by the French and much of the classical music began in France.
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