MAY 1999

5 shows in T˘ky˘ (Kabukiza, National Theatre, Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and NHK Hall)!

  • The Naritaya (Ichikawa Danjűr˘ and his son Shinnosuke), Otowaya (Onoe Kikugor˘, his son Kikunosuke and Onoe Tatsunosuke) and Ky˘ya guilds (Nakamura Jakuemon and his son Shibajaku) perform at the Kabukiza!
  • The Zenshinza troupe performs at the National Theatre!
  • Ichikawa Ennosuke and his troupe perform at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘!
  • Kabukiza (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 2 ~ 26 May 1999 (Dankikusai Gogatsu ďkabuki)
    MatinÚe

    Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami (Kurumabiki)

    Tsuchi Gumo

    Tsuyu Kosode Mukashi Hachij˘ (Kamiyui Shinza)

    Evening

    Gozonji Suzu-ga-Mori

    Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura (Yoshinoyama)

    Ninj˘ Banashi Bunshichi Mottoi

    Shunky˘ Kagami Jishi

    Casting

    Ichikawa Danjűr˘, Onoe Kikugor˘, Nakamura Jakuemon, Nakamura Shikan, Band˘ Hikosabur˘, Ichimura Uzaemon, Sawamura Tanosuke, Ichikawa Sadanji, Onoe Kikunosuke, Onoe Tatsunosuke, Ichikawa Shinnosuke, Nakamura Shibajaku, Ichikawa Danz˘, Ichimura Manjir˘

    Comments

    The great yearly dankikusai festival for the Naritaya and Otowaya guilds, which commemorates 2 great stars of the Meiji era: Dan = Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX and Kiku = Onoe Kikugor˘ V.

    National Theatre (T˘ky˘)
    Dates ??? ~ ??? May 1999 (Zenshinza Gogatsu K˘en)
    Program

    Genroku Chűshingura
    (Ohama Goten Tsunatoyo-ky˘)

    Shin Sarayashiki Tsuki no Amagasa
    (Sakanaya S˘gor˘)

    Casting

    Nakamura Umenosuke, Arashi Keishi, Kawarasaki Kunitar˘, Nakamura Tsuruz˘, Ichikawa Sh˘nosuke, Nakamura Seinosuke, Nakamura Baijaku, Yamazaki Ryűnosuke, Fujikawa Yanosuke, Yamamura Kunijir˘

    Shinbashi Enbuj˘ (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 1 ~ 23 May 1999
    Program Shin Sangokushi
    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!

    NHK Hall (T˘ky˘)
    Dates 27 May 1999 (Koten Gein˘ Kansh˘ Kai)
    Program Narukami
    Casting

    Nakamura Tomijűr˘, Nakamura Fukusuke, Nakamura Shinjir˘

    Comments

    26th edition of Koten Gein˘ Kansh˘ Kai (literally the "Classics Entertainment Appreciation Association"), a yearly performance produced by the National TV network NHK. The program includes one ky˘gen, one Kabuki play, one traditional dance and traditional music.

     
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