By Edmond Rostand, Évelyne Amon

Cyrano de Bergerac est un mousquetaire, capitaine de los angeles compagnie des Cadets de Gascogne, malheureusement affublé d'un trop lengthy nez. Il aime en mystery sa cousine Roxane. Mais celle-ci lui demande de protéger un autre mousquetaire des Cadets de Gascogne, le beau Christian, dont elle est amoureuse. Cyrano, par amour pour elle et par amitié pour lui, accepte de favoriser leur liaison. Il va vivre son amour par procuration en aidant Christian à épouser Roxane, sur fond d''une épopée de cape et d'épée, en pleine guerre d'Espagne.

Rostand a signé avec cette comédie héroïque un chef-d'oeuvre de l. a. littérature universelle.

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You can watch a movie again and again and it is always the same. This is not so in the theatre, because no two performances are ever exactly the same. No two Hamlets ever ask the question “To be, or not to be . ” in precisely the same way. So, if you go to the theatre on Monday night and tell a friend that you loved the performance, and your friend goes to the same show on Tuesday night and says that he hated it, you both may be right because the two of you did not see the same exact performance or see it with the same audience.

Chapter 1 Theatre, Art, and Entertainment | 15 and an audience. Story, characters, spectacle, costumes, lights, script, and sets are all unnecessary. They may improve the theatrical experience, but they are optional. As such, many events can qualify as a kind of theatre: weddings, award banquets, football games, political rallies, church services, or even a supermodel walking down a runway. Any time people get together with the common purpose of throwing the focus on a particular person, we have a theatrical event.

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