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M. Butterfly

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Based on a true story that stunned the world, M. Butterfly opens in the cramped prison cell where diplomat Rene Gallimard is being held captive by the French government-and by his own illusions. In the darkness of his cell he recalls a time when desire seemed to give him wings. A time when Song Liling, the beautiful Chinese diva, touched him with a love as vivid, as seductive-and as elusive-as a butterfly. How could he have known, then, that his ideal woman was, in fact, a spy for the Chinese government-and a man disguised as a woman? In a series of flashbacks, the diplomat relives the twenty-year affair from the temptation to the seduction, from its consummation to the scandal that ultimately consumed them both. But in the end, there remains only one truth: Whether or not Gallimard's passion was a flight of fancy, it sparked the most vigorous emotions of his life. Only in real life could love become so unreal. And only in such a dramatic tour de force do we learn how a fantasy can become a man's mistress-as well as his jailer. M. Butterfly is one of the most compelling, explosive, and slyly humorous dramas ever to light the Broadway stage, a work of unrivaled brilliance, illuminating the conflict between men and women, the differences between East and West, racial stereotypes-and the shadows we cast around our most cherished illusions.
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9780452262300
9781580814751
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subject_facetDiplomats -- France -- Drama
Espionage, Chinese -- Drama
Radio plays
Sex in espionage -- Drama
Singers -- China -- Drama
title_displayM. Butterfly
title_fullM. Butterfly / by David Henry Hwang ; with an afterword by the playwright
M. Butterfly [electronic resource] Hwang, David Henry, 1957-
title_shortM. Butterfly
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Espionage, Chinese
Sex in espionage
Singers