American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Rostand, Edmond 1868-1918. French playwright known for his light, entertaining works, particularly Cyrano de Bergerac (1897).
- n. French dramatist and poet whose play immortalized Cyrano de Bergerac (1868-1918)
“Rostand," he observed with studied emphasis, "has been called le Prince de l'adjectif Inopine; Miss Mustelford deserves to be described as the”
“Inspired by an Edmond Rostand play, this love story of a young couple and their conniving parents opened in 1960 at an off-Broadway theater — and ran 42 years, counting 16,875 performances through nine presidencies.”
“She continued to perform in Daniel by Louis Verneuil (1893 – 1952) and in La Gloire by Maurice Rostand (1891 – 1968).”
“Quotations from Rostand, Cyrano's creator, come thick and fast.”
“You remember, the evening Rostand was dining at the next table.”
“Rostand, stung by the legal battle, protested, observing that there were "big noses everywhere in the world," but Gross would not be put off.”
“The bathtub was a favorite writing spot for Ben Franklin and playwright Edmond Rostand author of Cyrano de Bergerac.”
“The timeless quality of “The Fantasticks” can actually be attributed in large part to its often under-recognized source, a minor play by Edmond Rostand (better known for his “Cyrano de Bergerac”).”
“Milton and Mantegna were intellectual artists: it may be doubted whether Caravaggio and Rostand were artists at all.”
“His rhetoric, at least, suited him at times so well, and so much better than it suited a much greater poet, Baudelaire, who is at times as rhetorical as Rostand.”
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