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Rostand

Edmond . 1868--1918, French playwright and poet in the romantic tradition; best known for his verse drama Cyrano de Bergerac (1897)
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Although a real-life Cyrano de Bergerac existed, French novelist Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, Rostand took only some of his inspiration for the play from him, while the rest is invention and myth.
In 1910 Rostand became the youngest writer to be elected to the Academie Francaise.
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This volume is divided into seven sections according to the type of source: "Articles"; "Critical Articles and Reviews"; "Contributions to Works by Others"; "Response to a Survey"; "Lectures"; "Interviews"; and "Interviews with Claude Rostand." While this follows the general outline of J'ecris, the present volume contains less than a third of the writings contained in the original.
The greatest and most unifying hero of all, the one who appeared to reconcile France's past with her present, was Cyrano; yet, as Datta asserts, Rostand simultaneously celebrates and undermines heroic qualities in this character (92-93), whose unconsummated love for Roxane is played out through what is arguably a more important relationship with another man.
A new adaptation of the French masterpiece, Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, written and directed by Damien Ryan, and starring Yalin Ozucelik, Scott Sheridan, Lizzie Schebesta and John Turnbull - the tale of the beautiful Roxane and the man who would love her, but for his outrageous nose - the play that brought the word "panache" into the English language.
For all his verbal eloquence, this bluff warrior with the grotesque nose is pitifully unnerved by his feelings for the lovely Roxane, portrayed here in a gem of a performance by Clemence Poesy, a young French actress with a true taste for Rostand's witty poetry.
Actor Rob Lane, wearing a prominent hooter, is at the heart of Edmond Rostand's Victorian French classic, a romantic story about gallantry and the essence of sexual attraction set two centuries earlier.
After a chapter on homosexuality outside France in which he ridicules Magnus Hirschfeld's fight for gay rights in Germany and asserts that "all of Asia is tainted with pederasty," the author turns his coruscating gaze on France, which he also finds to be flying "homosexuality's scabrous banners." Starting with the biggest fish, he lambastes Rousseau, who evidently had sex with whatever came along; Jean Lorrain, a flamboyant late 19th-century writer; novelist Marcel Proust; the much admired and very out actor Edouard de Max; Maurice Rostand, the effeminate playwright son of the author of Cyrano de Bergerac; and poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud.
Cyrano (Oxford, hardback, 167 pages, pounds 8.99) is her retelling of the 1897 Edmond Rostand play Cyrano de Bergerac.
``Cyrano'' is an 1897 French verse drama by Edmond Rostand, very loosely based on the actual historical figure Cyrano de Bergerac, a 17th century soldier and scientific author.