1900 French playwright, whose most popular and successful work, Cyrano de Bergerac, revives in romantic guise the 17th century soldier and duelist L Aiglon is based on the life of Napoleon s son.
L Aiglon French playwright whose most popular and successful work Cyrano de Bergerac revives in romantic guise the th century soldier and duelist L Aiglon is based on the life of Napoleon s son
In my attempt to clear out all things Rostand from my list of things to read after indiscriminately worshipping his unmatched play, Cyrano de Bergerac, I flew through The Romancers, and Chantecler, both of which were quite enjoyable in their different ways Then I found that L Aiglon was the only thing left of his on Project Gutenberg so I voraciously downloaded it and printed it off.This somber play is heavy in nationalistic themes and history It was nice, in a way, to get a view of French polit [...]
The play is written in Alexandrine, this only is a great achivement It tells the story of the son of Napoleon who wishes to come back to France and rule as the Emperor like his father wanted There s a scheme to free him during a ball All along we get to know him and know the expectations of all the people around him There s humour at times and memories of the late battles his father fought It s interesting to follow this young man wondering if he could be worthy of becoming an emperor and the gr [...]
J ai toujours eu du mal lire du th tre, c est un style d oeuvre que j ai toujours trouv inadapt l crit et donc peu agr able la lecture Cependant, quand l oeuvre est aussi forte et r ussie que celle ci, cela peut tre un r gal L Aiglon est un drame qui relate la tentative d vasion de Franz, Duc de Reichstadt et surtout fils de Napol on Ier, captif de l Empire autrichien Entour de sa m re, Marie Louise d Autriche, de Metternich, le tout puissant chancelier autrichien, et de la famille imp riale, Fr [...]
L Aiglon the Eaglet is play written in alexandrines and first performed in 1900 with Sarah Bernhardt in the lead role It deals with the short life of Napoleon 1er s first son and his apprehension in face of his well grounded fear that he will never be the equal of his formidable father This play is greatly loved amongst Francophone readers who feel that it is the play where Edmond Rostand reaches the summit of his poetic art The Aiglon is a very complex character unlike the somewhat buffoonish C [...]