Edmond Rostand

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Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Edmund Rostand was a prominent French playwright and poet.

Rostand, who was born in Marseille on 1 April, 1868, the son of the distinguished economist Eugene Rostand (1843-1915), first achieved success in Paris at the age of twenty with his vaudeville sketch 'Le Gant Rouge". A collection of poems in 1890 entitled "Les Musardises", would also be well received. Not before too long his works were being compared to that of Belgian poet and playwright Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949). Read more...