Lovelorn Cyrano may not have exactly been a player, but Rostand certainly understood the game.
You know that last poem of Rostand about the Kaiser climbing to the top of a tower to witness the final assault against Paris.
You remember, the evening Rostand was dining at the next table.
So we went in just as the curtain rose upon the first act of Rostand's great play.
In this way we profit by the vast labor and study which Rostand and Coquelin gave to the original production.
Maeterlinck has written a fairy story for children; Rostand a satire for grown people.
Amid all this confusion Rostand alone remained cool and seemed unconscious of his victory.
You commission Rostand to do one of his magnificent things for you and we serious men will do our part.
Rostand disguises his trivialities in elaborate and artificial versification.
Rostand was very talkative, and I enjoyed, more than words can tell, my conversation with him.