Bridget, you forgot a part of Cyrano. You know, the part after he dies where everyone with a soul bursts into tears.
I love Cyrano de Bergerac and moreso, oddly enough, than what Shakespeare I've seen/read. As You Like It came very close, probably because of Jacques and Touchstone. It's a pity I haven't read it again since freshman year, even though I bought a copy. Reading Fade to Black has reminded me every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday that I really should reread it.
Out of curiousity, has anyone seen the movie with Gerard Depardeaux? (I probably murdered his last name.) It's in French, and I forget if the subtitles are literal or an English translation that maintains the meter. Literal translations really bother me, especially of Cyrano's last words. Just leave it "panache"!
If you've read it, who's your favorite character?
"You made a pendulum out of a <i>battery</i>?"
"Indeed. And it holds charge quite well, I may add."