is a play in one act by Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan David Belasco adapted from John Luther Long's 1898 short story " Madame Butterfly". It premiered on March 5, 1900, at the Herald Square Theatre in New York City and became one of Belasco's most famous works. The play and Long's short story served as the basis for the libretto of Puccini's 1904 opera, . The title role was originally played in New York and London by Madama Butterfly Blanche Bates; in 1900–01 in New York by Valerie Bergere; and in 1913 by  Clara Blandick.
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Madame Butterfly was first performed March 5, 1900, at the Herald Square Theatre in New York City, after the curtain raiser Naughty Anthony. The play was written and produced by David Belasco, with scenic design by Ernest Gros.  
Further reading [ edit ]
Clapp, John Bouvé and Edgett, Edwin Francis (1902).
. Dunlap Society, pp. 165–167 Plays of the Present Girardi, Michele (2002).
. University of Chicago Press. Puccini: His International Art ISBN 0-226-29758-6 Kerr, Douglas (1991).
"David Henry Hwang and the Revenge of Madame Butterfly" in Asian Voices in English, Roy Harris (ed.). Hong Kong University Press, pp. 119–130. ISBN 962-209-282-9 van Rij, Jan (2001).
. Stone Bridge Press. Madame Butterfly: Japonisme, Puccini, & the Search for the Real Cho-Cho-San ISBN 1-880656-52-3
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