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: 112
Release: 1993-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780452272590
ISBN 13: 0452272599
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

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

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly
Author: John Luther Long,Winnifred Eaton,Onoto Watanna
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780813530635
ISBN 13: 0813530636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madame Butterfly Book Review:

Madame Butterfly (1898) and A Japanese Nightingale (1901) both appeared at the height of American fascination with Japanese culture. These two novellas are paired here together for the first time to show how they defined and redefined contemporary misconceptions of the "Orient." This is the first reprinting of A Japanese Nightingale since its 1901 appearance, when it propelled Winnifred Eaton (using the pseudonym Onoto Watanna) to fame. John Luther Long's Madame Butterfly introduced American readers to the figure of the tragic geisha who falls in love with, and is then rejected by, a dashing American man; the opera Puccini based upon this work continues to enthrall audiences worldwide. Although Long emphasized the insensitivity of Westerners in their dealings with Asian people, the ever-faithful Cho-Cho-San typified Asian subservience and Western dominance. A Japanese Nightingale takes Long's revision several steps further. Eaton's heroine is powerful in her own right and is loved on her own terms. A Japanese Nightingale is also significant for its hidden personal nature. Although Eaton's pen name implied she was Japanese, she was, in fact, of Chinese descent. Living in a society that was virulently anti-Chinese, she used a Japanese screen for her own problematic identity, and A Japanese Nightingale tells us as much about the author's struggle to embrace her Asian heritage as it does about the stereotypes she contests.

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.

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.

The Dance and the Railroad And Family Devotions

The Dance and the Railroad   And  Family Devotions
Author: David Henry Hwang
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 98
Release: 1983-10
ISBN 10: 9780822202653
ISBN 13: 0822202654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dance and the Railroad And Family Devotions Book Review:

THE STORIES: THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD. While his fellow workers are striking for higher pay, Lone, once an actor in China, exercises and practices alone on a mountaintop the ritual gestures used in Chinese opera. Ma, a slightly younger man, who w

Sacred Theatre

Sacred Theatre
Author: Ralph Yarrow,Franc Chamberlain
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1841501530
ISBN 13: 9781841501536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Theatre Book Review:

The contributors awareness of the innate ambiguity of the terms sacred and performance provides an animated discussion of their relationship, including a variety of differing critical responses to an array of plays, texts and performances. The book examines not only the structural understandings and functions of the sacred in theatre, but also experimental and personal experiences. Sacred Theatre examines both theatrical and more multi-disciplinary approaches to the sacred, offering stimulation for discussion within performance and theatre teaching.

The Butterfly

The Butterfly
Author: James Mallahan Cain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 165
Release: 1947
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015018629421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Butterfly Book Review:

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Author: Giacomo Puccini
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1905
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCLA:L0071106181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madama Butterfly Book Review:

Present at the Creation Leaping in the Dark and Going Against the Grain

Present at the Creation  Leaping in the Dark  and Going Against the Grain
Author: Stuart Ostrow
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781557836465
ISBN 13: 1557836469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Present at the Creation Leaping in the Dark and Going Against the Grain Book Review:

(Applause Books). "The best way I know to resuscitate the theatre is to produce dangerous new works." Stuart Ostrow. Producer Stuart Ostrow's manifesto of how intelligent life might be restored to the theatre is also a unique personal memoir of the producer-creator relationship and an evaluation of the essentials that can make a show fly, or remain earthbound. As a solo producer, Ostrow's many productions include M. Butterfly , which won the Tony Award for Best Play; Pippin ; and 1776 , which received both the New York and London Drama Critics Awards as well as the Tony Award for Best Musical. He produced the original Broadway production of the critically acclaimed La Bete , which won the Olivier Award in London for Best Comedy. Ostrow was brought in to fix the original production of Chicago , collaborated with Anthony Hopkins on a London production of M. Butterfly , that was not meant to be, and even had his own play, Stages , directed on Broadway by the avant-garde theatrical pioneer Richard Foreman. He riffs about the heroes and heels he's met along the way and that great cast includes Frank Loesser, Meredith Willson, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Bob Fosse, David Geffen, Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Henry Hwang, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and many more.

Between Image and Identity

Between Image and Identity
Author: Karina Eileraas
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780739118122
ISBN 13: 0739118129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Image and Identity Book Review:

This book addresses the 'autobiographical' literature, visual, and performance art of postcolonial women from Maghreb and Southeast Asia including Leila Sebbar, Assia Djebar, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Karina Eileraas critically examines how contemporary postcolonial artists participate in the violence of representation in order to re-imagine the relationship between image and identity.

The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945
Author: Guiyou Huang
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2006-08-08
ISBN 10: 9780231501033
ISBN 13: 023150103X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945 Book Review:

The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945

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:

“Tragic, operatic, touching, and hilarious . . . Liaison is about romantic love in its purest, craziest form—proof anew that the greatest erogenous zone is the mind.”—Shana Alexander 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.

Ethics After Idealism

Ethics After Idealism
Author: Anne Firor Scott Prof of Literature in Trinity Clg of Arts/Sciences Rey Chow,Rey Chow
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780253211552
ISBN 13: 0253211557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics After Idealism Book Review:

Recognizing the necessity for a critique of idealism constitutes for Chow an ethics in the postcolonial, postmodern age. In particular, she uses "ethics" to designate the act of making decisions - in this context, decisions of reading - that may not immediately conform with prevalent social mores of idealizing our others but that, nonetheless, enables such others to emerge in their full complexities.

The Artist as Monster

The Artist as Monster
Author: William Beard
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0802038077
ISBN 13: 9780802038074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Artist as Monster Book Review:

The first systematic examination in English of Cronenberg?s feature films, from Stereo (1969) to Crash (1996).

David Henry Hwang s Play M Butterfly A Fantasy of the Western Male

David Henry Hwang   s Play  M  Butterfly    A Fantasy of the Western Male
Author: Babette Treptow
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2013-08
ISBN 10: 3656111464
ISBN 13: 9783656111467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Henry Hwang s Play M Butterfly A Fantasy of the Western Male Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Gender, Sexuality, Race and Class in Contemporary American Drama, language: English, abstract: 1 Introduction Modern-day drama is often considered to be an effective means of expressing criticism. Numerous contemporary playwrights experiment freely with dramatic conventions, and most works overtly demonstrate to be a piece of performance, so that the audience is alerted not to view reality but a play. Thus, the boundaries between authenticity (the natural) and role playing (the artificial) are blurred "in order to address the construction of social and political identity." (Saddik 2007: 13). David Henry Hwangs play M. Butterfly (1988) can be regarded as one representative of that type of contemporary dramatic pieces. It demonstrates the construction of identity around the politics of gender, sexuality, power and race. In the course of the drama, the (biological male) character Song Liling constructs a female, Oriental fantasy for the French diplomat Rene Gallimard. By performing her1 race and gender according to Gallimards ideas about the Oriental, Song is able to disguise her male sex. For almost two decades, the French diplomat is not aware of the fact that his partner is not a woman but a man. (cf. Hwang 1988: 94ff.). The drama M. Butterfly - the first Asian American play to be produced on Broadway - has been introduced in the course of last summer semesters seminar Gender, Sexuality, Race and Class in Contemporary American Drama. It aroused my interest not only due to its witty and provocative style, but also because of the dramas fascinating and powerful but rather bizarre story about the relationship of a Western man and a perceived Chinese woman. I could not understand how Gallimard neither was nor, in the course of all their years together, became aware of his partner"

Asian American Playwrights

Asian American Playwrights
Author: Miles Xian Liu
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780313314551
ISBN 13: 0313314551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian American Playwrights Book Review:

In the late 19th century, Asian American drama made its debut with the spotlight firmly on the lives and struggles of Asians in North America, rather than on the cultures and traditions of the Asian homeland. Today, Asian American playwrights continue to challenge the limitations of established theatrical conventions and direct popular attention toward issues and experiences that might otherwise be ignored or marginalized. This reference highlights the careers and works of 52 American playwrights of origins from India, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, and China. Entries are arranged alphabetically and are written by expert contributors. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a summary of the dramatist's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography, which includes anthologies, critical works, and periodicals.

Performing Asian Transnationalisms

Performing Asian Transnationalisms
Author: Amanda Rogers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN 10: 1135010331
ISBN 13: 9781135010331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performing Asian Transnationalisms Book Review:

This book makes a significant contribution to interdisciplinary engagements between Theatre Studies and Cultural Geography in its analysis of how theatre articulates transnational geographies of Asian culture and identity. Deploying a geographical approach to transnational culture, Rogers analyses the cross-border relationships that exist within and between Asian American, British East Asian, and South East Asian theatres, investigating the effect of transnationalism on the construction of identity, the development of creative praxis, and the reception of works in different social fields. This book therefore examines how practitioners engage with one another across borders, and details the cross-cultural performances, creative opportunities, and political alliances that result. By viewing ethnic minority theatres as part of global — rather than simply national — cultural fields, Rogers argues that transnational relationships take multiple forms and have varying impetuses that cannot always be equated to diasporic longing for a homeland or as strategically motivated for economic gain. This argument is developed through a series of chapters that examine how different transnational spatialities are produced and re-worked through the practice of theatre making, drawing upon an analysis of rehearsals, performances, festivals, and semi-structured interviews with practitioners. The book extends existing discussions of performance and globalization, particularly through its focus on the multiplicity of transnational spatiality and the networks between English-language Asian theatres. Its analysis of spatially extensive relations also contributes to an emerging body of research on creative geographies by situating theatrical praxis in relation to cross-border flows. Performing Asian Transnationalisms demonstrates how performances reflect and rework conventional transnational geographies in imaginative and innovative ways.