M. Butterfly: With an Afterword by the Playwright (Tie-In)

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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.

About the Author

David Henry Hwang is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and librettist. He won the 1988 Tony Award for M. Butterfly. He sits on the boards of the Dramatists Guild, Young Playwrights Inc., and the Museum Of Chinese in the Americas (MOCA). He has been named a Fellow of United States Artists and a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow. He currently writes for and produces Showtime's The Affair, and is on the Playwriting Faculty of the Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Program.

A brilliant play of ideas ... a visionary work that bridges the history and culture of two worlds.--Frank Rich, New York Times

Audaciously imaginative ... big in conception and theme, David Henry Hwang joins the first string of American playwrights.--Variety

Just when you've seen every possible coupling, M. Butterfly presents one of the most provocative and touching of all.--USA Today

Hwang has something to say and an original, audacious way of saying it. A rarity on Broadway.--Edwin Wilson, Wall Street Journal

Publisher: Plume Books
Pub date:
112 pages
Format: Paperback