JUNE 1998

4 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Mitsukoshi Gekij˘) and 2 tours (Kansai, Chikamatsuza)!

  • Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Nakamura Jakuemon and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ perform at the Kabukiza!
  • Nakamura Fukusuke performs at the National Theatre!
  • Nakamura Tokiz˘ performs at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘!
  • Nakamura Ganjir˘ is on tour with his Chikamatsuza!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 June 1998 (Rokugatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki
    (Meiboku Kasane Monogatari)

    Gion Sairei Shink˘ki (Kinkakuji)

    Evening

    Heike Nyogo no Shima (Shunkan)

    Yasuna

    Nihon Furisode Hajime

    Casting

    Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Band˘ Tamasabur˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Matsumoto K˘shir˘, Ichikawa Sadanji, Sawamura S˘jűr˘, Sawamura T˘jűr˘, Sawamura Tanosuke, Nakamura Shibajaku, Nakamura Baigyoku, Nakamura Matsue, Nakamura T˘z˘, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Ichimura Kakitsu, Band˘ Shűch˘, Ichikawa Unosuke, Band˘ Sh˘nosuke, Nakamura Shid˘, Band˘ Kametoshi, Band˘ Kamesabur˘, Nakamura Tamatar˘

    Comments

    Impressive casting for the great play "Gion Sairei Shink˘ki":

    Role Actor
    Princess Yuki Band˘ Tamasabur˘
    Matsunaga Daizen Matsumoto K˘shir˘
    Konoshita T˘kichi (Mashiba Hisayoshi) Ichikawa Danjűr˘
    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 1 ~ 21 June 1998 (Rokugatsu Kabuki Kansh˘ Ky˘shitsu)
    Program Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami (Kuzu-no-Ha)
    Casting

    Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Kanjaku

    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 a classic, "Ashiya D˘man ďuchi Kagami", which stars the actor Nakamura Fukusuke in the difficult role of the woman/fox Kuzu-no-Ha.

    Chikamatsuza Tour
    Dates ???
    Program

    Keisei Mibu Dainenbutsu

    Yoshiwara Suzume

    Keisei

    Casting

    Nakamura Ganjir˘, Nakamura Senjaku, Nakamura Kanjaku, Kataoka Ainosuke, Arashi Kitsusabur˘

    Comments

    Great revival of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's play "Keisei Mibu Dainenbutsu" for the 14th Chikamatsuza tour. This plays has not been performed for 296 years!

    Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 5 ~ 24 June 1998
    Program

    Hikosan Gongen Chikai no Sukedachi (Keya-mura)

    Sagi Musume

    Casting

    Nakamura Tokiz˘, Nakamura Shinjir˘, Kataoka Takatar˘, ďtani Keiz˘

    Comments

    Yearly Kabuki show at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ for young talented actors. Nakamura Tokiz˘ plays the role of the spirit of the heron in the amazing dance "Sagi Musume".

    Educational Kabuki tour in Kansai
    Dates 1 ~ 26 June 1998
    Show Kanadehon Chűshingura
    (Gion Ichiriki Jaya)
    Casting

    Kataoka Gat˘, Kamimura Kichiya, Onoe Matsusuke

    Comments

    23rd edition of a yearly educational Kabuki tour in the Kansai provinces. This is a very interesting formula for the beginners because there is lively presentation of Kabuki followed by the seventh act of the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura". The troupe leader Kataoka Gat˘ plays the role of ďboshi Yuranosuke.

     
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