La Princesse Lointaine The Princess Far-Away : A Play In Four Acts In Ve. LA PRINCESSE LOINTAINE La Princesse lointaine, indeed a charming masterpiece of poetry, was, it now appears, but a promise. The promise, however, was royally kept by the poet, Edmond Rostand, within the short space of three years. Witness Cyrano de Bergerac, in which, with something of retrospective prophecy, if the anomaly can be, Roxane exclaims A bird will hop before it learns to soar. Let it be conceded then that, in La Princesse Lointaine, the poet was timidly feeling his way along...