Play about creation of Cyrano de Bergerac takes Paris by storm

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A play about how French dramatist Edmond Rostand created the hugely popular tale Cyrano de Bergerac in 1897 has in turn become one of the most successful productions in France of modern times, performed since 2016 more than 1,000 times to a total audience of about 750,000.

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A play-within-a-play, in the style of Shakespeare in Love and about how French dramatist Edmond Rostand wrote the classic work Cyrano de Bergerac in the late 19th-century, has become the toast of Paris theatre, reports BBC News.