M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly
Author: David Henry Hwang
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1993-10-01
ISBN 10: 1101077034
ISBN 13: 9781101077030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


M. Butterfly Book Review:

David Henry Hwang’s beautiful, heartrending play featuring an afterword by the author – winner of a 1988 Tony Award for Best Play and nominated for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize 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. M. Butterfly remains one of the most influential romantic plays of contemporary literature, and in 1993 was made into a film by David Cronenberg starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone.

M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly
Author: David Henry Hwang
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1993-10-01
ISBN 10: 1101077034
ISBN 13: 9781101077030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


M. Butterfly Book Review:

David Henry Hwang’s beautiful, heartrending play featuring an afterword by the author – winner of a 1988 Tony Award for Best Play and nominated for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize 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. M. Butterfly remains one of the most influential romantic plays of contemporary literature, and in 1993 was made into a film by David Cronenberg starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone.

M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly
Author: David Henry Hwang
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780822207122
ISBN 13: 0822207125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


M. Butterfly Book Review:

THE STORY: Bored with his routine posting in Beijing, and awkward with women, Rene Gallimard, a French diplomat, is easy prey for the subtle, delicate charms of Song Liling, a Chinese opera star who personifies Gallimard's fantasy vision of submiss

M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly
Author: David Henry Hwang
Publsiher: Plume
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780452272590
ISBN 13: 0452272599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


M. Butterfly Book Review:

David Henry Hwang's beautiful, heartrending play featuring an afterword by the author – winner of a 1988 Tony Award for Best Play and nominated for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize 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. M. Butterfly remains one of the most influential romantic plays of contemporary literature, and in 1993 was made into a film by David Cronenberg starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone.

M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly
Author: David Henry Hwang
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780822207122
ISBN 13: 0822207125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


M. Butterfly Book Review:

THE STORY: Bored with his routine posting in Beijing, and awkward with women, Rene Gallimard, a French diplomat, is easy prey for the subtle, delicate charms of Song Liling, a Chinese opera star who personifies Gallimard's fantasy vision of submiss

M. Butterfly

M. Butterfly
Author: David Henry Hwang
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN 10: 0525533729
ISBN 13: 9780525533726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


M. Butterfly Book Review:

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and soon to be back on Broadway in a revival directed by the Lion King's Julie Taymor, starring Clive Owen "A brilliant play of ideas… a visionary work that bridges the history and culture of two worlds."—Frank Rich, New York Times Based on a true story that stunned the world, and inspired by Giacomo Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly, M. Butterfly was an immediate sensation when it premiered in 1988. It opens in the cramped prison cell where diplomat Rene Gallimard is being held captive by the French government—and by his own illusions. He recalls 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 that his true love was, in fact, a spy for the Chinese government—and a man disguised as a woman? The diplomat relives the twenty-year affair from the temptation to the seduction, from its consummation to the scandal that ultimately consumed them both. 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. The original cast included John Lithgow as Gallimard and BD Wong as Song Liling. During the show's 777-performance run, David Dukes, Anthony Hopkins, Tony Randall, and John Rubinstein were also cast as Gallimard. Hwang adapted the play for a 1993 film directed by David Cronenberg, starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone. TEXT OF THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION

A Study Guide for David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly"

A Study Guide for David Henry Hwang's
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1410351750
ISBN 13: 9781410351753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Study Guide for David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly" Book Review:

A Study Guide for David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Author: Burton, Fisher D. Publishing Staff
Publsiher: Opera Journeys Publishing
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2000-04-01
ISBN 10: 0967397359
ISBN 13: 9780967397351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Madama Butterfly Book Review:

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Author: Giacomo Puccini
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-08-20
ISBN 10: 0486780376
ISBN 13: 9780486780375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Madama Butterfly Book Review:

Puccini's three-act tragedy recounts a Japanese girl's love for a faithless American sailor. This authoritative 1907 edition of one of the world's most popular operas features the original Italian lyrics.

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Author: Michael Steen
Publsiher: Icon Books Ltd
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2012-05-18
ISBN 10: 1848314760
ISBN 13: 9781848314764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Puccini’s Madama Butterfly Book Review:

Butterfly is a delicate and impressionable geisha who thinks she has married Pinkerton, a US naval officer briefly stationed in Japan. Naive and loving as she is, she does not realise that for him the marriage is a sham, an extended 'date'. It’s not long before he goes away, leaving her pregnant. Still, she trusts that he will return one fine day (Un bel dì). He does, but it is not the homecoming of which Madame Butterfly dreamed: she is devastated to discover that the callous Pinkerton is now married to an American girl. Heartbroken and despairing, Butterfly commits suicide in one of the most tragic and moving climaxes in opera. In this operatic masterpiece, Puccini depicts the clash of two cultures, weaving ‘The Star-spangled Banner’ throughout his music. The Humming Chorus, Ah! Dolce notte! (‘Oh, night of rapture’), and the Flower Song join Un bel dì in any list of favourite tunes.Written by Michael Steen, author of the acclaimed The Lives and Times of the Great Composers, ‘Short Guides to Great Operas’ are concise, entertaining and easy to read books about opera. Each is an opera guide packed with useful information and informed opinion, helping to make you a truly knowledgeable opera-goer, and so maximising your enjoyment of a great musical experience.Other ‘Short Guides to Great Operas’ that you may enjoy include those on Tosca, La Bohème and Lucia di Lammermoor.

Madam Butterfly: A Japanese Tragedy

Madam Butterfly: A Japanese Tragedy
Author: Giacomo Puccini,Luigi Illica,R. H. Elkin
Publsiher: Sagwan Press
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2018-02-09
ISBN 10: 9781377293769
ISBN 13: 1377293769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Madam Butterfly: A Japanese Tragedy Book Review:

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A Vision of the Orient

A Vision of the Orient
Author: J. L. Wisenthal
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0802088015
ISBN 13: 9780802088017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Vision of the Orient Book Review:

Best known as the story from the 1904 Puccini opera, the compelling modern myth of Madame Butterfly has been read, watched, and re-interpreted for many years. This volume examines the Madame Butterfly narrative in a variety of cultural contexts - literary, musical, theatrical, cinematic, historical, and political.

LIAISON

LIAISON
Author: Joyce Wadler
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 0307799174
ISBN 13: 9780307799173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


LIAISON Book Review:

The true story that inspired David Hwang's play "M Butterfly", about a French diplomat, Bernard Boursicot, posted to Peking, who fell in love with a seductive opera singer, named Shi Pei Pu, apparently unaware that Pei Pu was a man. Their liaison "produced" a son, and led them into espionage and finally to gaol in France. Joyce Wadler spent four years researching the story, and finally persuaded Boursicot to break his silence and explain his side of the story. NOTE: This edition does not include photos.

A Vision of the Orient

A Vision of the Orient
Author: J. L. Wisenthal
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0802088015
ISBN 13: 9780802088017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Vision of the Orient Book Review:

Best known as the story from the 1904 Puccini opera, the compelling modern myth of Madame Butterfly has been read, watched, and re-interpreted for many years. This volume examines the Madame Butterfly narrative in a variety of cultural contexts - literary, musical, theatrical, cinematic, historical, and political.

The Muse Upon My Shoulder

The Muse Upon My Shoulder
Author: Sylvia Skaggs McTague
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780838639962
ISBN 13: 0838639968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Muse Upon My Shoulder Book Review:

In The Muse upon My Shoulder an exceptionally diverse group of writers (including Evan S. Connell, Anthony Piccione, David Trinidad, William Stafford, Jean Thompson, Vance Bourjaily, E. L. Doctorow, Stanley Elkin, Jay McInerney, Beth Henley, David Hwang, Bud Schulberg, and Mary Gordon) discuss the creative process. They entertain self-revealing questions about their status as writers, their inspiration to write, and their relationship to an audience. The conversational form of the interview allows for candid answers that readers rarely hear to questions that seldom are answered. The final chapter lets readers participate in the conflicts that surround the production of a good interview. Sylvia Skaggs McTague is a lecturer at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Culture, Identity, Commodity

Culture, Identity, Commodity
Author: Tseen Khoo,Kam Louie
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2005-07-01
ISBN 10: 9789622097605
ISBN 13: 962209760X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Culture, Identity, Commodity Book Review:

Culture, Identity, Commodity is a pioneering work focused on diasporic Chinese literary production in English. It provides broad-ranging, critically-engaged textual analyses that address the dynamic area of diasporic Chinese literary studies from American, Australian, and Canadian perspectives. The innovative research in this collection comes from established and emerging scholars who draw on threads of transnational, postcolonial, globalization, and racialization theories to engage with a broad range of texts including novels, autobiographies, plays and Chinese cooking shows. In so doing, the authors examine issues of cultural and racial identity, the politics of Chinese-ness and the commodification of race/ethnicity, and negotiations of belonging in contemporary Western society. The breadth and depth of the volume's twelve chapters and critical introduction encapsulate vital components of this active research field. The book is a handy reference and critical work for researchers and students and others interested in diasporic Chinese literatures in English, contextualizing national conditions and interrogating the thematics of diasporic and transnational experiences. The volume will be of interest to those researching in diasporic Asian studies, Chinese and English literatures, Australian, Canadian or American literary studies, as well as lay readers interested in intercultural creative and cultural issues.

Black Butterfly

Black Butterfly
Author: Robert M. Drake
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 1449485359
ISBN 13: 9781449485351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Black Butterfly Book Review:

This book is a collection of memories and experiences Drake lived after the death of one of his brothers. He promised he would write him a few words after he failed to complete the task while his brother was alive. This book is everything… this book is for all who are breathing and for all who are no longer here. This book is for you.

A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama

A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama
Author: David Krasner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1405137347
ISBN 13: 9781405137348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Companion to Twentieth-Century American Drama Book Review:

This Companion provides an original and authoritative surveyof twentieth-century American drama studies, written by some of thebest scholars and critics in the field. Balances consideration of canonical material with discussion ofworks by previously marginalized playwrights Includes studies of leading dramatists, such as TennesseeWilliams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Gertrude Stein Allows readers to make new links between particular plays andplaywrights Examines the movements that framed the century, such as theHarlem Renaissance, lesbian and gay drama, and the soloperformances of the 1980s and 1990s Situates American drama within larger discussions aboutAmerican ideas and culture

Racial Castration

Racial Castration
Author: David L. Eng
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2001-03-20
ISBN 10: 9780822326366
ISBN 13: 0822326361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Racial Castration Book Review:

DIVA psychoanalytic study that argues for the centrality of sexuality in the construction of Asian-American identity, and of racial identity in general./div

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater
Author: Wenying Xu
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0810855771
ISBN 13: 9780810855779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater Book Review:

The Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater covers the history of Asian American literature and theater through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this important topic.