|Play title||Hana no Ueno Homare no Ishibumi|
The puppet theater drama "Hana no Ueno Homare no Ishibumi" was premiered in the 8th lunar month of 1788 in Edo at the Hizenza. It was adapted to Kabuki in 1812 and was staged at the Takeda no Shibai. It was regularly staged in miyaji shibai or hama shibai in Kamigata but its premiered in ˘shibai occured not in ďsaka or Ky˘to but in Edo, in the 6th lunar month of 1817 at the Kiriza with a troupe led by Suketakaya Takasuke II and mostly Kamigata, including Band˘ Jűtar˘ who produced it in 1812 at the Takeda no Shibai [more details].
"Shidodera" is rarely produced on Kabuki stages; from the end of World War II to the end of the twentieth century, we've found only 4 records of performances in ˘shibai between 1952 and 1995:
The original puppet drama was in 10 acts. Only one act has survived, the 4th act, which was commonly called "Shidodera" or "Shid˘dera" ('at the Shidodera Temple').
The actors Sawamura S˘nosuke II (left), Onoe Baik˘ VI (center) and Nakamura Shikaku II (right) playing the roles of the Tamiya Genpachi's son Tamiya B˘tar˘, the uba Otsuji and Tsuchiya Naiki's wife Suganoya in the drama "Hana no Ueno Homare no Ishibumi", which was staged in April 1929 at the Imperial Theater
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