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Edmond Rostand

Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand (April 1, 1868 - December 2, 1918), French poet and dramatist.

Rostand is associated with neo-romanticism, and is best-known for his play Cyrano de Bergerac. Rostand's romantic plays provided an alternative to the naturalistic theatre popular during the late 19th century. One of Rostand's works, The Romancers has been adapted as the highly successful musical comedy The Fantasticks.

Edmond Rostand was born in Marseille, France into a wealthy and cultured Provençal family. His father was an economist and a poet, a member of the Marseille Academy[?] and the Institut de France[?]. Rostand studied literature, history, and philosophy at the Collège Stanislas in Paris, France. In 1910, Rostand became the youngest writer to be elected to the Académie Française.

He died on December 2, 1918, a victim of the Great Flu Epidemic[?] and is buried in the Cimetiere de Marseille, Marseille, France.

Selected works:

  • Le Gant Rouge, 1888 - The Red Glove
  • Les Musardises, 1890 - The Idlers
  • Les Romanesques, 1894 - The Romantics/The Fantasticks
  • La Princesse lointaine, 1895 - The Faraway Princess
  • La Samariaine, 1897 - The Woman of Samaria
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, 1897
  • L'aiglon, 1900
  • Chantecler, 1910
  • Œuvres Complètes, 7 vols., 1910-11
  • La dernière nuit de Don Juan, 1921 - The Last Night of Don Juan
  • Le Cantique de L'aile, 1922
  • Le Vol de La Marseillaise, 1922
  • Thèâtre, 1921-29

External Link

  • the e-text of Cyrano De Bergerac (http://www.abacci.com/books/book.asp?bookID=474) translated by by Gladys Thomas and Mary F. Guillemard



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