Everything you need to understand or teach M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang.
“M. Butterfly” is an award-winning play by David Henry Hwang. The drama, inspired by Puccini's opera “Madame Butterfly”, is loosely based on events surrounding a 1986 espionage trial in which a former French diplomat and a Chinese opera singer were imprisoned for passing information to China. The diplomat, Bernard Boursicot, believed his mistress of twenty years, Shi Pei Pu, to be a woman, when in actuality he was a male informant.
M. Butterfly Lesson Plans contain 130 pages of teaching material, including: