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M. Butterfly: With an Afterword by the Playwright

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013


    I read this to help with an essay for my literature class and ended up reading it two more times. It's funny and really well written. Hwang is one of the best playwrights I have come across so far. His themes concerning identity and how social expectations affects it is incredible. He really challenges what it means to have an identity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2009

    excellent play

    i'm not one to usually read plays willingly - but this one was something that piqued my interest for a while. due to a class assignment i read this play - and it was amazing. entertaining and insightful, insane and yet completely sane (plot wise), i enjoyed every minute of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2001

    The Imaginary Lover

    M.Butterfly as the short to Monsieur Butterfly was taken place in the 60's of Beiging, China. A French diplomat fails in love with a Chinese Opera singer, who is beautiful, submissive, intelligent. But she turned out not only a spy but also a man. After twenty years of an affair, he had the image that Oriental women are modest to show their body to others and therefore had never seen her completely naked. His lover was not as he imaged as his favorite play, Madame Butterfly. The playwright was inspired by a real story and the play was written in a sensitive, humous manner to express the romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2000

    Disturbing but good

    I had to read M. Butterfly for my college theatre class. It is so weird! The fact that it is a true story too! I had to cover the pages as I read so no one looking over my shoulder thought I was a sicko. I also saw the movie by Director David Cronenberg. The movie doesn't give you the same effect but it shows a different perscective on how M. Butterfly is interpreted. I suggest reading the play first, then going to see the movie. Both are great!

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