By Edmond Rostand, Carol Clark

Poet and soldier, brawler and charmer, Cyrano de Bergerac is desperately in love with Roxane, the main appealing lady in Paris. yet there's one very huge challenge - he has a nostril of stupendous measurement and believes she's going to by no means see previous it to come back his emotions. So while he discovers that the good-looking yet tongue-tied Christian can be pining for Roxane, beneficiant Cyrano bargains to assist through writing beautiful declarations of affection for the younger guy to woo her with. Will she ever realize who she is basically falling in love with? Set throughout the reign of Louis XIII, Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac (1897) used to be one of many nice theatrical successes of its time and continues to be as well known at the present time for its dramatic energy and, especially, for its good-natured, passionate and swashbuckling hero.

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CYRANO Even disfigured? ROXANE definite. CYRANO gruesome? ROXANE He’d by no means be gruesome to me. CYRANO You’d love him simply an analogous? ROXANE And extra, maybe. [430] CYRANO [to himself] it truly is real! God! is that this my probability? [To her] Roxane… [LE BRET rushes on. ] LE BRET [sotto voce] Cyrano… CYRANO [turning to him] what's it? LE BRET Shh! [He whispers to CYRANO. ] CYRANO [in ache] Too overdue! ROXANE What have been you announcing? CYRANO not anything. [More gunfire off. ] ROXANE Are they firing? i have to see. CYRANO No. [Upstage, input a few cadets, sporting anything coated in a cloak and attempting to maintain it hidden from ROXANE. ] ROXANE who're these males? CYRANO Don’t brain them. ROXANE You have been going to inform me anything. What used to be it? CYRANO not anything. simply this, madam, I swear… [solemnly] I swear that Christian’s genius and his soul have been – [terrified] are the noblest… ROXANE have been? [With a noisy cry she rushes upstage, pushing every body else away. ] It’s over. [ROXANE sees CHRISTIAN wrapped in his cloak. ] CYRANO ROXANE Christian! My love! LE BRET [to CYRANO] He was once the 1st to fall. [More gunfire. stressed noise. Drum-rolls. ROXANE throws herself on CHRISTIAN’s physique. ] CARBON [sword in hand] the following they arrive! seize your muskets! [He disappears over the embankment, via cadets. ] ROXANE Christian! [440] CARBON’S VOICE Hurry! ROXANE Christian! CARBON’S VOICE Muskets – elevate and – fireplace! [A crash of musket fireplace. RAGUENEAU has come operating up with water in a helmet. ] CHRISTIAN [in a faint voice] Roxane! [ROXANE tears off her kerchief and dips it within the water to scrub CHRISTIAN’s wounds. in the meantime CYRANO speaks to him sotto voce. ] CYRANO I instructed her, and it’s you she loves. [CHRISTIAN closes his eyes. ] ROXANE My darling! goal – fireplace! [Musket hearth back. ] CARBON’S VOICE He’s now not useless, is he? ROXANE His cheek is getting chilly. CARBON’S VOICE Time to reload! ROXANE glance, there’s a letter in his doublet! CYRANO [aside] Mine. CARBON’S VOICE target and – hearth! [Crash of muskets. Shouting. basic noise of conflict. ] ROXANE It’s for me. [ROXANE is kneeling through CHRISTIAN’s physique and maintaining directly to CYRANO’s hand. He attempts to disengage it. ] CYRANO Roxane, they’re battling. ROXANE Don’t move. You have been the one person who knew him As he fairly used to be. A poet… CYRANO [standing bare-headed] definite, Roxane. ROXANE [quietly, unfortunately] A sophisticated mind, and but so hot… CYRANO certain, Roxane. ROXANE So delicate… CYRANO [450] convinced, Roxane. ROXANE to understand him was once to like him. CYRANO [with feeling] sure, Roxane. ROXANE [throwing herself on CHRISTIAN’s physique back] And now he’s useless! CYRANO [drawing his sword, apart] and that i can die this present day chuffed, considering in his identify she weeps for me. [Trumpets within the distance. input DE GUICHE over the embankment, baggy, with a head wound. ] DE GUICHE [at the head of his voice] Do you listen the trumpets? That’s the sign! merely carry quickly, the French are at the manner With our provisions! ROXANE glance, on his letter, blood! And tears! A VOICE [from the Spanish part] give up! CADETS No! No! by no means!

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