M. Butterfly Summary
David Henry Hwang

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M. Butterfly Summary

“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.

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