Edmond Rostand Biography

Playwright (1868–1918)
French dramatist Edmond Rostand is best known for Cyrano de Bergerac, one of the last examples of the Romantic period.


Edmond Rostand's best-known work, Cyrano de Bergerac was first performed in Paris in 1897, starring the famous actor Constant Coquelin. The play was a success in France and beyond. Rostand wrote many other plays, and was one of the last great Romantic dramatists of the period. His other lasting work is L'Aiglon, which provided a triumphant role for actress Sarah Bernhardt.

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