Cyrano de Bergerac
DE GUICHE (Who has recovered his self-control; smiling)
Have you read Don Quixote?
CYRANO I have – and found myself the hero.
A PORTER (Appears at the door.)
Be so good as to read once more
The chapter of the windmills.
DE GUICHE Windmills, remember, if you fight with them –
CYRANO My enemies change, then, with every wind?
DE GUICHE - May swing round their huge arms and cast you down
Into the mire.
Or up – among the stars! (II. 361-368)
A little square in the old Marais: old houses, and a glimpse of narrow streets. (III stage directions)
FIRST PAGE (Ironically)
No doubt your honor knows F natural
When he hears –
I am a musician, infant! –
A pupil of Gassendi. (III. 19-21)