“I carry my adornments on my soul. I do not dress up like a popinjay; But inwardly, I keep my daintiness. I do not bear with me, by any chance, An insult not yet washed away- a conscience Yellow with unpurged bile- an honor frayed To rags, a set of scruples badly worn. I go caparisoned in gems unseen, Trailing white plumes of freedom, garlanded With my good name- no figure of a man, But a soul clothed in shining armor, hung With deeds for decorations, twirling- thus- A bristling wit, and swinging at my side Courage, and on the stones of this old town Making the sharp truth ring, like golden spurs!” -Cyrano de Bergerac
In an effort to revive the 18th and 19th century tradition of theatre in the home, which offers the audience a more intimate and personal means of engaging with theatrical works, members of the Public Sphere salons will stage a play. The choice of the play, Cyrano de Bergerac, which celebrates the beauty of the spoken word, over physical form, aligns with the history of salon culture and the mission of the Public Sphere to advance the art of conversation and to value, above all else, the quality of one's character and the depth of their ideas.
The afternoon will include a performance of the play and a salon conversation on the main themes and philosophical questions that the play raises.
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Image Attribution: By Unknown. Scanned by Jebulon (L'ILLUSTRATION, 8 janvier 1898) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons