M. Butterfly Summary
David Henry Hwang

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M. Butterfly Overview

"M. Butterfly" is a play David Henry Hwang in which a French diplomat falls in love with a Chinese opera diva, who is actually a man. The diplomat, Gallimard, and the actor begin a relationship that lasts twenty years, until it is discovered the Chinese man is a spy, at which time Gallimard commits suicide. As such, "M. Butterfly" deals with themes of stereotypes, deception, and fantasy vs. reality.

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