APRIL 1998

3 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, Shinbashi Embuj˘), 2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza), 1 in Ky˘to (Minamiza) and 2 on Shikoku island (Kanamaruza)!

  • Nakamura Kankur˘, Nakamura Kichiemon and Nakamura Tokiz˘ perform at the Kabukiza!
  • Kataoka Nizaemon, Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Nakamura Jakuemon and Nakamura Tomijűr˘ perform at the Sh˘chikuza!
  • The "3 Suke" of the Heisei Era (Heisei no Sansuke), Onoe Kikunosuke, Ichikawa Shinnosuke and Onoe Tatsunosuke, perform at the Kanamaruza!
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke and his troupe perform at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 April 1998 (Nakamura no Kai Shigatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Ya-no-Ne

    Honch˘ Nijűshik˘ (Jusshuk˘)

    Imay˘ Suma no Utsushie

    Saig˘ to Butahime

    Evening

    Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki
    (Ichij˘ ďkura Monogatari)

    Tsuri Onna

    Mabuta no Haha

    Casting

    Nakamura Kichiemon, Nakamura Shikan, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Kankur˘, Sawamura S˘jűr˘, Nakamura Matagor˘, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura T˘z˘, Nakamura Kash˘, Band˘ Yajűr˘, Matsumoto K˘emon, ďtani Tomoemon, Nakamura Utae, Matsumoto Kingo, Nakamura Kichinoj˘, Nakamura Shid˘, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Nakamura Tamatar˘

    Comments

    Nakamura Matsue plays for the fist time the prestigious role of Princess Yaegaki in the "Jusshuk˘" scene of the drama "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘".

    Nakamura Hashinosuke plays the bombastic role of Soga Gor˘ in "Ya-no-Ne".

    Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 April 1998 (Shigatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Kimi-ga-Yo Sh˘chikubai

    Shibaraku

    Fuji Musume

    Ukare B˘zu

    Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (Terakoya)

    Evening

    Futatsu Ch˘ch˘ Kuruwa Nikki (Sum˘ba)

    Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai (Fűin Giri)

    Migawari Zazen

    Casting

    Kataoka Nizaemon, Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Ichimura Uzaemon, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Kataoka Roen, Nakamura Kanjaku, Kataoka Gat˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Ichimura Manjir˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Kataoka Takatar˘

    Comments

    Nizaemon celebrates his shűmei in ďsaka at the Sh˘chikuza by playing the roles of Matsu˘maru in "Terakoya" and Kameya Chűbŕ in the "Fűin Giri" act of the play "Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai".

    Kanamaruza (Konpira)
    Dates 8 ~ 25 April 1998 (Shikoku Konpira Kabuki ďshibai)
    MatinÚe

    Hirakana Seisuiki (Genta Kand˘)

    Meisaku Hidari Kogatana (Ky˘ Ningy˘)

    Sannin Kichisa Tomoe no Shiranami

    Evening

    Keisei Hangonk˘ (Domo Mata)

    Yami no Ume Hyaku Monogatari

    Casting

    Onoe Kikunosuke, Onoe Tatsunosuke, Ichikawa Shinnosuke, Sawamura T˘jűr˘, Kataoka Kamez˘, Band˘ Shűch˘

    Comments

    The great play "Sannin Kichisa" narrates the adventures of three thieves whose common features are the same first name (Kichisa) and a strong sense of honour. Osh˘ Kichisa, an ex-bonze turned thief, is played by Tatsunosuke. Oj˘ Kichisa, a thief who dresses like a young woman to steal people, is played by Kikunosuke. Ob˘ Kichisa, a ex-samurai turned thief, is played by Shinnosuke.

    Shinbashi Enbuj˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 5 ~ 30 April 1998
    Program Oguri
    Casting

    Ichikawa Ennosuke, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Nakamura Karoku, Ichikawa Danjir˘, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Ichikawa Ukon

    Comments

    Ichikawa Ennosuke and his troupe of young and talented actors perform a modern style of theater, which they created a few years ago and called "Super Kabuki" (SűpÔ Kabuki in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's lingo): it's spectacular (lots of chűnori), the costums are gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated, the music is modern, the texts are easy to understand and the plots are as twisted as a good Kabuki classic. Usually a big commercial success!

    Minamiza (Ky˘to)
    Dates 19 ~ 25 April 1998 (Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu)
    Program Hanabusa Shűjaku no Shishi
    Casting

    Kamimura Kichiya, Arashi Tokuya, Arashi Tokumaru

    Comments

    Sixth edition of a pedagogical show in Ky˘to combining explanation for beginners and a dance

     
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