Edmond Rostand

By:Emiy Darnell


Edmond Rostand was born on April 1st, 1868 and lived in Marseille, France. He was a poet and dramatist who was (and still is) best known for a play called Cyrano de Bergerac. He had a wife named Rosemonde Gérard and two children, Jean Rostand and Maurice Rostand. When he was 20 years old, he made his first play, but it was almost unnoticed.

Time passed and after a couple attempts he mad his most famous play, Cyrano de Bergerac. Everyone loved the play and some said it was the best play they'd seen. Edmond's streak didn't stop. He went on to make two more famous plays, L'Aiglon and Chantecler. In 1901, he was the youngest person to ever be elected into the French academy. Getting an honor like that made him be more noticed by everyone. He made more plays, but none of them were noticed like some of his other plays were. He moved to Paris, France where he lived and wrote until sadly, he died.

Conection to Present Day

Sherman Alexie loves to make, not boring, but funny stories. Just like Edmond, he loves to put a funny twist to the story. He is also a director, which Edmond is too and loves all different kinds of stories. Sherman is a big fan of comedys and likes to hear different kinds of stories. The only difference between them is the time period!


Admin Ross didn't packet society by showing you can still be successful at a young age if you work hard. For example, Edmond was not popular at all for his first six place in books. He was also the youngest writer to be elected to Académie Français. Even though he got a bad rating on la princesse ,he did not give up. The following play that he made, Cyrano de Bergerac, was the most popular one he had ever had. I think that inspires people to keep on trying!

Five Fun Facts

- Youngest writer to be in Académie Français

-His father was a economist

- He has two children, Jean and Maurice

- His very first play was a comity and was called le Gant Rouge

- he wasn't very popular until he made Cyrano de Bergerac


Edmond Rostand's father helped Edmond become a very talented writer. He was a very wealthy and capable writer and he inspired Edmond to try the writing career. Edmond is a good writer himself, but He probably would never try out being a poet if it wasn't for his father(or as successful)


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