NOVEMBER 2004

3 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre), 1 in Fukuoka (Hakataza), 2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza) and 1 tour (Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki Tour)!

Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
Dates 1 ~ 25 November 2004 (Kichirei Kaomise K˘gy˘ Kabuki)
MatinÚe

Ebira no Ume

Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami (Kuzu-no-Ha)

Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To

Matsu no Sakae Iwau Shimadai

Evening

Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki (Kikubatake)

Kuruwa Bunsh˘ (Yoshidaya)

Kumo ni Magou Ueno no Hatsuhana (K˘chiyama)

Casting

Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Baigyoku, Kataoka Gat˘, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Kataoka Takatar˘, Nakamura Kanjaku, Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Kaishun, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Nakamura T˘z˘, Kataoka Sennosuke

Comments

The dance "Matsu no Sakae Iwau Shimadai" (similar to "Omatsuri") is a 3-generation dance performed by Kataoka Nizaemon, his son Kataoka Takatar˘ and his grandson Kataoka Sennosuke, who makes his first stage appearance. The others highlights of this kaomise program are:

  • "Kuzu-no-Ha" with the leading role of Kuzu-no-Ha played by Nakamura Ganjir˘
  • Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To with the role of ďtomo no Kuronushi played by Nakamura Kichiemon
  • "Kuruwa Bunsh˘" with the duo Nakamura Jakuemon/Nakamura Ganjir˘ in the roles of Yűgiri and Fujiya Izaemon
  • "K˘chiyama" with the role of the blackmailer K˘chiyama played by Kataoka Nizaemon
  • National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 26 November 2004
    Program

    Kanete Kiku Yanagisawa S˘d˘

    Casting

    Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Onoe Sh˘roku, Onoe Kikunosuke, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Sawamura Tanosuke

    Comments

    Revival of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Kanete Kiku Yanagisawa S˘d˘" supervised by the Kabuki scholar Kawatake Toshio.

    Hakataza (Fukuoka)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 November 2004
    Program

    Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden

    Casting

    Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Nakamura Karoku, Ichikawa Danjir˘, Ichikawa Shun'en, Ichikawa Ukon, Ichikawa En'ya, Ichikawa Juen, Ichikawa Nobuo, Ichikawa Enshir˘

    Comments

    This play, which is a great classic of the Omodakaya guild, is performed in its full length and is "an exciting drama staged in a fashion similar to popular jidaimono (historical Kabuki plays), but unfolding at a fast pace with plenty of eye-catching keren (theatrical tricks)" (From Sasaguchi Rei, in an article written for the Japan Times in July 2002).

    Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 2 ~ 25 November 2004 (Jűichigatsu Tokubetsu K˘en)
    MatinÚe

    Meiboku Sendai Hagi

  • Take-no-Ma
  • Goten
  • Yukashita
  • Funa Benkei

    Evening

    Tenjiku Tokubŕ Ikoku Banashi

    Casting

    Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Ichikawa Somegor˘, Nakamura Kikaku, Kamimura Kichiya, Band˘ Yajűr˘

    Comments

    The role of Masaoka and the evil Yashio in the famous "Goten" scene of "Meiboku Sendai Hagi" are played by Band˘ Tamasabur˘ and Nakamura Senjaku.

    Sh˘chiku Grand Kabuki Tour
    Dates 30 October ~ 26 November 2004
    Program

    Kabuki no Mikata

    Fubuki T˘ge

    Kanjinch˘

    Casting

    Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Nakamura Shibajaku, Sawamura S˘nosuke, Matsumoto Kingo, Ichikawa Komaz˘

    Comments

    "Kabuki no Mikata" is a workshop led by Sawamura S˘nosuke. The roles of Benkei, Togashi and Yoshitsune in Kanjinch˘ are played by Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Band˘ Mitsugor˘ and Nakamura Shibajaku. The roles of Naokichi, Sukez˘ and Oen in "Fubuki T˘ge" are played by Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Ichikawa Komaz˘ and Nakamura Shibajaku.

     
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