JULY 2002

4 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Theatre Ginza), 2 in ďsaka (Sh˘chikuza) and 3 tours (eastern provinces, central provinces, Zenshinza)!

  • Ichikawa Ennosuke, his troupe and Nakamura Shikan perform at the Kabukiza!
  • The Naritaya guild (Ichikawa Danjűr˘ and his son Shinnosuke), the Otowaya guild (Onoe Kikugor˘, his son Kikunosuke and Onoe Sh˘ruku), the Matsushimaya guild (Kataoka Nizaemon, his brothers Gat˘ and Hidetar˘) and Nakamura Jakuemon perform at the Sh˘chikuza!
  • Band˘ Tamasabur˘ performs at the Theatre Ginza!
  • Nakamura Tokiz˘ and Ichikawa Sadanji are on tour in the central provinces!
  • Band˘ Mitsugor˘ and Nakamura Shibajaku are on tour in the eastern provinces!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 July 2002 (Ichikawa Ennosuke Shichigatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Gohiiki Kanjinch˘ (Ataka no Seki)

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshinoyama)

    Kurayami no Ushimatsu

    Evening

    Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden

    Casting

    Ichikawa Ennosuke, Nakamura Shikan, Ichikawa Emiya, Ichikawa Danshir˘, Ichikawa Monnosuke, Ichikawa Emisabur˘, Nakamura Karoku, Ichikawa Danjir˘, Sawamura Tetsunosuke, Ichikawa Kamejir˘, Ichikawa Ukon, Nakamura T˘z˘

    Comments

    32nd edition of Ichikawa Ennosuke's summer program at the Kabukiza. The highlights of this July program are "Gohiiki Kanjinch˘" and "Nans˘ Satomi Hakkenden" performed in its full length.

    Sh˘chikuza (ďsaka)
    Dates 4 ~ 28 July 2002 (Shichigatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Ya-no-Ne

    Toribeyama Shinjű

    Yoshiwara Suzume

    Yamatogana Ariwara Keizu
    (Rampei Monogurui)

    Evening

    Horikawa Nami no Tsuzumi

    K˘j˘

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshinoyama)

    Rakuda

    Casting

    Onoe Sh˘ruku, Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Kataoka Nizaemon, Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Kanjaku, Kataoka Hidetar˘, Kataoka Gat˘, Ichikawa Shinnosuke, Onoe Kikunosuke, Kataoka Ainosuke, Kataoka Shinnosuke

    Comments

    Onoe Sh˘ruku celebrates his shűmei at the Sh˘chikuza by playing the roles of Rampei in the play "Rampei Monogurui" and the fox Tadanobu in the dance "Yoshinoyama".

    Kataoka Gat˘ plays the bombastic role of Soga Gor˘ in the short play "Ya-no-Ne".

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 3 ~ 26 July 2002 (Shichigatsu Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu)
    Program

    Kanadehon Chűshingura

  • Tepp˘ Watashi, Futatsudama
  • Kanpei Harakiri
  • Casting

    Nakamura Senjaku, Kataoka Takatar˘

    Comments

    Educational program at the National Theatre called Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitu ("Kabuki appreciation class"). This is a very interesting formula for the beginners because there is lively presentation of Kabuki (or some aspects of the art like music, stage tricks or fighting scenes) on stage, followed by 2 acts of the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura".

    Le Theatre Ginza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 6 ~ 17 July 2002
    Program

    Yuki

    Kane no Misaki

    Y˘kihi

    Casting

    Band˘ Tamasabur˘

    Kabuki Tour in the Central Provinces
    Dates 29 June ~ 31 July 2002
    Program

    Haru no Shirabe Musume Nanakusa

    Kenuki

    Sagi Musume

    Casting

    Ichikawa Sadanji, Nakamura Tokiz˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Ichikawa Komaz˘, Matsumoto Kingo, ďtani Tomoemon, Ichikawa Otora, Band˘ Kamesabur˘, Band˘ Kametoshi

    Comments

    The highlight of this program is the dance "Sagi Musume", which is performed by Nakamura Tokiz˘.

    Kabuki Tour in the Eastern Provinces
    Dates 2 ~ 31 July 2002
    MatinÚe

    Kajiwara Heiz˘ Homare no Ishikiri
    (Ishikiri Kajiwara)

    K˘j˘

    Rokkasen Sugata no Irodori (Kisen)

    Evening

    Kajiwara Heiz˘ Homare no Ishikiri
    (Ishikiri Kajiwara)

    K˘j˘

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshinoyama)

    Casting

    Band˘ Mitsugor˘, Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Band˘ Shűch˘, Band˘ Kichiya, Sawamura S˘nosuke, Nakamura Kikaku

    Comments

    Band˘ Mitsugor˘ celebrates his shűmei on tour.

    Casting of the play "Kajiwara Heiz˘ Homare no Ishikiri": Nakamura Tomijűr˘ (Kajiwara Kagetoki), Sawamura S˘nosuke (Kozue) and Band˘ Kichiya (Rokur˘dayű).

    Casting of the dance "Kisen": Band˘ Mitsugor˘ (Kisen) and Nakamura Shibajaku (Okaji).

    Casting of the michiyuki "Yoshinoyama": Band˘ Mitsugor˘ (Tadanobu), Nakamura Shibajaku (Shizuka Gozen) and Band˘ Shűch˘ (Hayami no T˘ta).

    Zenshinza Tour
    Dates 4 ~ 25 July 2002
    Program

    Onna Goroshi Abura no Jigoku

    Casting

    Arashi Hironari

    Comments

    "Onna Goroshi Abura no Jigoku" is a famous Chikamatsu Monzaemon's play. For this program, the female roles are played by Zenshinza actresses, not by onnagata actors.

     
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