Play title:
The Love Suicides at Amijima / Shinjū ten no Amijima / 心中天網島

Play Title: The Love Suicides at Amijima / Shinjū ten no Amijima / 心中天網島
Author(s): Chikamatsu Monzaemon
First Staged: 1720
Bibliography: Major Plays of Chikamatsu, translated by Donald Keene, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1961); Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 224, February 1984; Bunraku October 1986 Performance Program

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ID: 583_2_2369_8501
Type: slide
Production: February 1981
Scene: The Tea House Kawasho

ID: 583_2_2370_8502
Type: slide
Production: February 1981
Scene: The Tea House Kawasho

ID: 583_2_2371_8503
Type: slide
Production: February 1981
Scene: The Tea House Kawasho

ID: 583_2_2372_8504
Type: slide
Production: February 1981
Scene: The Tea House Kawasho

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Productions

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Date Place
1973 January Asahiza
1977 September National Theatre of Japan
1979 April Asahiza
1981 February National Theatre of Japan
1983 October Asahiza
1984 February National Theatre of Japan
1986 October National Bunraku Theatre
1987 February National Theatre of Japan
1988 March/April Tour Others
1992 November National Bunraku Theatre
1993 February National Theatre of Japan
1996 February National Theatre of Japan
2000 November National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Slanderous Remarks Kuchijamisen 口三味線
The Tea House Kawasho Kitanoshinchi Kawashō 北新地河庄
Jihei's House Tenma kamiya uchi 天満紙屋内
The Yamatoya Tea House Yamatoya 大和屋
The Lover's Suicide Trip Michiyuki nagori no hashizukushi 道行名残りの橋尽し

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Jihei Kamiya Jihei 紙屋治兵衛
Magoemon Koya Magoemon 粉屋孫右衛門
Koharu Kinokuniya Koharu 紀の国屋小春
Otama Gejo Otama 下女お玉
Tahei Edoya Tahei 江戸屋太兵衛
Zenroku Gokanya Zenroku 五貫屋善六
Kawasho proprietor Kawashō teishu 河庄亭主
Night watchman Yomawari 夜回り 
Maid servant Kinokuniya Shimo onago 紀の国屋下女子(下女)
Osan Nyōbō Osan 女房おさん
Gozaemon Shūto Gozaemon 舅五左衛門
Sangoro Decchi Sangorō 丁稚三五郎
Kantaro Segare Kantarō 伜勘太郎
Osue Musume Osue 娘お末
Osan's mother Osan no haha おさんの母
Brothel supervisor Kasha 花車
Courtesan Hōbai jorō 傍輩女郎
Dembei Yamatoya Denbei 大和屋伝兵衛
Denkai Denkaibō 伝界坊
Saibei Kinokuniya Saibei 紀の国屋才兵衛