KABUKI HISTORY IN ďSAKA

1st lunar month (spring?) of 1715: first Kabuki adaptation of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's drama "Daiky˘ji Mukashi Goyomi", which is entitled "Daiky˘ji" and is produced in ďsaka at Shioya Kuroemon's theater by Arashi Sanjűr˘ I; it is staged with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Mohei Band˘ Hikosabur˘ I
Osan Arashi Saburoshir˘ II
Osan's father Arashi Sanjűr˘ I
Ishun Yamamura Giemon I
Sukeshichi ďtori Michiemon
(Osan's ?) mother Kirinami Takie

3rd lunar month of 1719: first Kabuki adaptation of Chikamatsu Monzaemon's puppet theater drama "Keisei Hangonk˘", which was written in the 8th lunar month of 1708. The play was produced by Arashi San'emon III in ďsaka at the Higashi no Shibai, with the following casting:

Roles Actors
Ukiyo Matahei Arashi San'emon III
Nagoya Sanza Anegawa Shinshir˘ I
Katsuragi Yamashita Kinsaku I
Matahei's wife Otoku Nakata Rokujűr˘
Tosa Sh˘gen Mitsunobu Takenaka T˘zabur˘
Shűrinosuke Sakurayama Kindayű
The keisei T˘yama Kikukawa Kiyotar˘ I
Utanosuke Yamamoto Hikogor˘
Maizuruya Denz˘ Kirinoya Gonjűr˘ I
Kan˘ Shirojir˘ Motonobu Murayama Heijűr˘ II
Princess Ich˘-no-Mae Tsugawa Kamon
Fuwa Banzaemon Sagawa Bunz˘ I
 
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