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Cyrano de Bergerac

a play by Edmond Rostand

Paris, 1640.

Cyrano de Bergerac, a brilliant poet and swordsman.

He loves his cousin Roxanne. She is beautiful and intellectual.

Cyrano has a very large nose and he thinks he is ugly.

He is afraid to tell Roxanne about his feelings for her.

One night, Cyrano goes to the theater to make trouble.

The actor Montfleury is to act while Cyrano had forbidden him to do so.

Among the audience is Roxanne.

A young man named Christian is also in the crowd.

Christian loves Roxanne too.

Cyrano does not let Montfleury to act.

A group of aristocrats attacks Cyrano.

He fights them while creating a poem. He wins.

One of the aristocrats is Valvert, the selected husband of Roxanne.