UNO NOBUO

Playwright names:

Uno Nobuo In Japanese

Real Name: Uno Nobuo

Existence: 7 July 1904 ~ 28 October 1991

Career:

7th of July 1904: born in Kumagaya (Saitama Prefecture).

January 1935: premiere at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘ of Uno Nobuo's drama "Fubuki T˘ge" [casting].

September 1935: premiere at the Kabukiza of Uno Nobuo's drama "K˘dan Yomiya no Ame" [more details].

December 1949: Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Ikutama Shinjű" is revived at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘, using a new script written by Uno Nobuo [more details].

July 1951: premiere in T˘ky˘ at the Kabukiza [casting] and in ďsaka at the ďsaka Kabukiza [casting] of Uno Nobuo's drama "Jiisan Baasan".

October 1952: premiere at the Kabukiza of Uno Nobuo's drama "Kanda Bayashi".

January 1955: premiere at the ďsaka Kabukiza of Uno Nobuo's drama "Naniwa no Ashi" [casting].

July 1955: premiere at the T˘h˘ Takarazuka Gekij˘ of Uno Nobuo's drama "M˘moku Monogatari", which stars Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII (T˘kichir˘/Hideyoshi, Yaichi), Nakamura Utaemon VI (Oichi-no-Kata), Hasegawa Kazuo (Shibata Katsuie) and Nakamura Senjaku II (Ochacha/Yodogimi).

February 1960: premiere at the Kabukiza of Uno Nobuo's drama "Shiranui Kengy˘" [casting].

May 1970: premiere at the National Theatre of Uno Nobuo's drama "Yanagikage Sawa no Hotarubi".

February 1979: revision by Uno Nobuo at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of Sakurada Jisuke III's drama "Sanzes˘ Nishiki Bunsh˘" [casting].

28th of October 1991: Uno Nobuo dies.

Comments:

Uno Nobuo was a prolific 20th century playwright, who created several important Shinkabuki dramas and revised many classics, especially for the National Theatre. He was nicknamed Sh˘wa no Mokuami (the Mokuami of the Sh˘wa era).

There was a slight difference between his pen name and his real name:

Pen name Real name
宇野信夫 宇野信男

The poster of Uno Nobuo's drama "Yanagikage Sawa no Hotarubi", which was staged in May 1970 at the National Theatre

 
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