Cyrano de Bergerac made its first appearance in 1897 with the actor

Cyrano de Bergerac made its first appearance in 1897 with the actor

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Cyrano de Bergerac  made its first appearance in 1897 with the actor, Coquelin, in the title role and  was presented for 500 consecutive performances. It was the most popular play of the era, and since  its first performance there has hardly been a time when it was not in production somewhere in the  world. For, although the play is typically French, it is highly popular in other countries, even when it is  translated poorly or cut unmercifully. Rostand's next play,  L'Aiglon , was about Napoleon's heir. It was too French for foreign audiences,  who did not always revere Napoleon as much as did the French, and even in France it was never as  popular as  Cyrano . After its production, Rostand retired to the country for ten years to write  Chantecler . It received some acclaim, but Paris audiences did not like it nearly as well as they had  Cyrano
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