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Reaction to M. Butterfly

Starring Academy Award winner Clive Owen, the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's play M. Butterfly will be returning to Broadway this fall under the direction of Julie Taymor. After looking at videos and photos, I decided to give my reaction to the production.

It's a story of espionage and betrayal regarding an affair between a French diplomat and Chinese opera diva who ends up being surprising in many ways. It's an unusual and tragic love story but it is a true story.

From looking at the photos and videos, the cast and creative team are not thinking that everyone even remotely knows the story, and keep an awful lot of it shrouded in mystery. It seems incredibly dramatic yet it captured my attention and seems like it will engage audiences.

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