A scene from the play Cyrano de Bergerac, originally written by Edmond Rostand in 1897. Detailed Summary via Wikipedia
The erudite, genius, but tempestuous Cyrano is asked by his compatriots in the French Army to recount his triumph in swordsmanship the previous night.
Meanwhile, the young recruit to the company, Christian, has been quietly encouraged to make fun of Cyrano’s nose, usually a death sentence to those foolish enough to try.
Unbeknownst to anyone, Roxanne, who Cyrano loves, had yesterday instructed Cyrano not to lay a hand on Christian, whom he’s never met.