Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Évelyne Amon

By Edmond Rostand, Évelyne Amon

Cyrano de Bergerac est un mousquetaire, capitaine de l. a. 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 los angeles littérature universelle.

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If I could only help—but the man has ruined me, too. MILLET Bless you for a good heart. ) God be with you, lad. Come to us in the morning. ) We’ll see them home, and come back. ) (The foreign pupils sit with bent heads in melancholy attitudes. ) MILLET (Gets up and thinks—passing his hands through his hair—looking around on the motionless group. ) – – – I was so hopeful—once. – – But—it is all so – – – – so – – – – not worth while. ) Boys! ) Say good-bye to me—and go. ) 42 * Is He Dead? THE SPANIARD I see.

Millet is a very close friend of mine, and whatever concerns him interests me. 30 * Is He Dead? THORPE Oh, I see. That’s all right. Right and quite natural. ) I’ll no say but that if ye’ll mak it 275 it’s a trade. ) EVEREST May I go and ask him, sir? ) Well, n-no – – I’ll think it over a little! I’ll think it over a little, first. Still you might mention it to him—not as an offer, you know, not as an offer, but just a— EVEREST I’ll be back in a few minutes, sir. ) Take a grip on yourself and don’t let your feelings make a noise.

I’ll think it over a little, first. Still you might mention it to him—not as an offer, you know, not as an offer, but just a— EVEREST I’ll be back in a few minutes, sir. ) Take a grip on yourself and don’t let your feelings make a noise. I’ve as good as sold the Angelus—in fact I know I have sold it, for – – – hold your grip I tell you—twen--ty-f-i-v-e hundred francs! ) Quiet, you blackguard! Tell the boys. ) Act I * 31 (The news spreads from mouth to mouth of the conspirators and the pupils—great excitement—dumb show—hand-shaking, embracing, healthdrinking, etc.

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