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M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang
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Feb 19, 12

bookshelves: books-about-men, books-about-women, favorites, learn-something, lgbt, male-writers, plays-drama-theater, world-lit
Read from February 17 to 19, 2012 — I own a copy

An amazing read. Magnificent characters, great plot, and Hwang's use of language/genre is perfect. This play includes all the desire and salaciousness one could desire lol. Themes of power, sexuality, fantasies, interpersonal relationships between men and women, women's status, trust, loyalty, homosexuality, secrets, deception - you name it it's here in M. Butterfly. Great writing from Hwang, I wish I could have seen the play live. I need to see it acted out in play form. I definitely recommend this play. It's short enough that you could read it in one or two days, but I know the themes will haunt you for a few days...it's just what I like to read.
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Reading Progress

02/18/2012 page 31
33.0% "This dude Gallimard is so simple minded"
02/19/2012 page 35
38.0% "this is cray!!!"
02/19/2012 page 54
58.0% "WOW!!! They found out about Song."

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