During the Cultural Revolution in China in the mid-1960s, a French diplomat falls in love with a singer in the Beijing Opera. Interwoven with allusions to the Puccini opera "Madama Butterfly", a story of love and betrayal unfolds. Written by
Michael C. Berch <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The original Broadway production of "M. Butterfly" by David Henry Hwang
opened on March 20, 1988 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, ran for 777 performances, won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Play and was nominated for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. See more
The word accordion is misspelled "accordian" in the closing credits. See more
Comrade! Why in Beijing opera are woman's roles traditionally played by men?
I don't know. Most probably a remnant of the reactionary and patriarchal social structure.
No. It's because only a man knows how a woman is supposed to act.
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