Most sensible referred to as the tale from the 1904 Puccini opera, the compelling sleek fantasy of Madame Butterfly has been learn, watched, and re-interpreted for over a century, from Pierre Loti's 1887 novel "Madame Chrysanthème" to A.R. Gurney's 1999 play some distance East. This interesting collaborative quantity examines the Madame Butterfly narrative in a large choice of cultural contexts - literary, musical, theatrical, cinematic, ancient, and political - and in a number of media - opera, drama, movie, and prose narratives - and contains contributions from quite a lot of educational disciplines, corresponding to Asian stories, English Literature, Theatre, Musicology, and movie reviews. From its unique colonial beginnings, the Butterfly tale has been grew to become approximately and inverted lately to shed mild again at the nature of the connection among East and West, last well known in its unique model in addition to in retellings corresponding to David Henry Hwang's play M. Butterfly and David Cronenberg's reveal model. The mixed views that end result from this collaboration offer new and tough insights into the strong, resonant fantasy of a painful come across among East and West.

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