IROEIRI OTOGI ZďSHI
   
Play titles Iroeiri Otogi Z˘shi [1]  In Japanese
A Colorful Tale to Pass the Night [2]
A Colorful Companion Tale [3]
Semi Shigure Urami no Yaiba  In Japanese
Authors Katsu Hy˘z˘ I
History

Katsu Hy˘z˘ I's natsu ky˘gen "Iroeiri Otogi Z˘shi" was premiered in the 6th lunar month of 1808 at the Ichimuraza [casting]. It mixed three sekai as it was a tenjiku-tokubemono (the tales of Tenjiku Tokubŕ), a kohata-koheijimono (the ghost story of the travelling actor Kohata Koheiji) and an otsuma-hachirobŕmono (the sad story of the murder of Otsuma by her husband Hachirobŕ). A Tokiwazu-based dance-drama entitled "Semi Shigure Urami no Yaiba" was staged within this drama as well.

Key words Kaidanmono
Keren
Kohata Koheiji
Kohata-koheijimono
Natsu Ky˘gen
Otogi Z˘shi
Otsuma-hachirobŕmono
Send˘
Shűgy˘sha
Sonja
Tenjiku Tokubŕ
Tenjiku-tokubemono
T˘zoku
Summary

Notes

[1] Another possible reading for the title was "Eiri Otogi Z˘shi".

[2] The title "A Colorful Tale to Pass the Night" comes from "Revenge Drama in European Renaissance and Japanese Theatre: From Hamlet to Madame Butterfly".

[3] The title "A Colorful Companion Tale" comes from "Something Wicked from Japan: Ghosts, Demons & Y˘kai in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces".

Illustration from a tsuji banzuke for the staging of the drama "Iroeiri Otogi Z˘shi" in the 6th lunar month of 1808 at the Ichimuraza.

 
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