M Butterfly

M Butterfly - David henry Hwang, M.Butterfly -Language On...

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David henry Hwang, M.Butterfly -Language On DHH -born in 1957 to Chinese American immigrants in Los Angels, CA -Educated at Standaford and Yale School of Drama -early plays all deal with the immigrant struggle to assimilate and forge a new identity and community -The next two Historical background for play -The Geneva Conference of 1954 ends the French colonial presence in Vietnam. The country is split into two: the communist North and Democratic South -The Vietnam War. An armed conflict between the Communists backed North and the American backed south -The creation of Communist China in 1949 -The Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)-a political and social revolution to purge bourgeois elements out of China Giacomo Puccini, Madame Butterfly Hwang: “I wrote M.Butterfly as an attempt to deal with some aspects of orientalism. I assumed that many in the audience would coming to the theatre because they hoped to see something exotic and mysterious, but what exactly is behind the desire to see the ‘exotic East’?
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