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Summary There are mainly five characters in this play: Sylvette and her father Pasquinot, Percinet and his father Bergamin, and Straforel, a hired killer.
A wall has divided the park. Percinet is sitting on the wall reading Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to Sylvette, who is standing on the other side leaning against the wall.
Sylvette does not want him to read about Romeo's death. Their fathers hate each other and this hatred has divided them.
Edmond Rostand Last month when Silvette came home from her school, her father told her not to go near Percinet and his father. He added that if she does not think them her enemy, he will abandon her.
But Percinet loves her, and says that the more you are kept from loving someone, the more you want to love. Percinet knows that she loves him because she compared them to Romeo and Juliet.
She does not know how quickly they began to love each other. He says that everything has worked together to unite the two hearts. After this they get engaged. He thinks that they are the tender-hearted children of two callous fathers. Silvette hopes that God will use them to wipe out their family quarrel.
She sees in advance some possible solutions. They make a plan that an old duke loves her and sends his man with a marriage proposal. When she refuses it, he asks his men to kidnap her.
But luckily, Percinet comes and fights bravely and saves her. Her father comes and gives her daughter to him and his father also accepts her. When Bergamin comes, Silvette hides behind the wall and Percinet jumps down from the wall.
He is caught daydreaming again by his father.
He tells his father that he loves the wall and other lovely things there. He plans to re-plaster the wall and put the sharp broken glass on the top. Bergamin now wants to talk seriously to his son.
He wants his son to see if someone is listening to them. Percinet climbs on the bench and leans over the wall. Then he and Silvette secretly promise to see each other the following evening.
When Percinet says that nobody is there, Bergamin states that he wants him to get married and that he has chosen a young and rich wife for him. He forces his son to marry her.
Then Silvette understands that her father hates him for his money-minded nature. He runs after his son for indecent behavior with a cane in his hand."The Romancers" is best played in the romantic atmosphere of the late Eighteenth century; the costumes should be Louis XVI.
The stage-directions are sufficiently detailed. [Transcriber's note: "The Romancers" is the basis for the plot of the musical "The Fantasticks," with music by Harvey Schmidt, book and lyrics by Tom Jones.]. "The Romancers" is best played in the romantic atmosphere of the late Eighteenth century; the costumes should be Louis XVI.
The stage-directions are sufficiently detailed. [Transcriber's note: "The Romancers" is the basis for the plot of the musical "The Fantasticks," with music by Harvey Schmidt, book and lyrics by Tom Jones.].
In his play?The Romancers? Edmond Rostand satirizes the sentimentalism and escapism of Romantic literature of his times. Percinet is the only son of Bergamin and Sylvette is the only daughter of Pasquinot.
The Romancers is best produced with the late 18th century in mind and customs from the Louis XVI period. This light-hearted romance is about two young lovers discovering that love can exist without obstacles and the excitement of dange This comedy in three-acts was translated by Barrett Clark.4/5.
The Romancers STORY OF THE PLAY This hilarious comedy is loosely based on the "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand. It draws from Rostand's main plotline and infuses it with characters, scenarios, and a commedia dell'arte performance style.
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