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Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac

(1619—1655) French soldier, duellist, and writer

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Edmond Rostand

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(1868–1918), playwright.

The romantic French dramatist is known in this country primarily for one work, his masterpiece, Cyrano de Bergerac (1898). His L'Aiglon is recalled largely...

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La Mort d'Agrippine

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Cyrano de Bergerac's only tragedy (published 1654). When it was staged (1653), a scandal erupted after ‘Frappons, voilà l'Hostie’ (the victim) was misread as blasphemy. The sombre plot,...

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