| Quote #4
THE CITIZEN (Coming down with his son)
The actors named were indeed real actors at the time, beloved for their comedy. The fact that the citizen pronounces these names with such eagerness and respect shows how deeply Rostand is invested in making this time period as accurate as possible.
| Quote #5
THE BOY (To his father)
That even the laymen and his children know the names of the Academy show how prominent they were in society. All the names that the citizen and the marquis list refer to real historical figures – figures that would likely appear at such a prestigious and intellectual event (a play).
| Quote #6
A MUSKETEER (Advances quickly to Cyrano, with outstretched hands.)
One of Rostand’s most explicit references to Dumas’s The Three Musketeers is this cameo by D’Artagnan, the hero of said novel.