Play title:
A Chushingura's Subplot / Gishi meimeiden / 義士銘々伝

Play Title: A Chushingura's Subplot / Gishi meimeiden / 義士銘々伝
Author(s): Nakawa Shimesuke
First Staged: 1870
Bibliography: Bunraku February 1978, April 1996 Performance Programs; Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Kokuritsu Gekijō jōen shiryōshū, edited by Kokuritsu Gekijō Geinō Chōsashitsu, vol. 149, February 1978

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ID: 05_0514
Type: album
Production: February 1978
Scene: The Torture by Koto

ID: 22_2227
Type: album
Production: February 1978
Scene: The Suicide with a Scythe

ID: 22_2229
Type: album
Production: February 1978
Scene: The Suicide with a Scythe

ID: 31_3105
Type: album
Production: February 1978
Scene: Gappo's House

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Productions

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Date Place
1971 October Asahiza
1978 February National Theatre of Japan
1981 April Asahiza
1996 April National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

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The Suicide with a Scythe Yasaku kamabara 弥作鎌腹

Characters

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Okaya Nyōbō Okaya 女房おかや
Yasaku, a farmer Hyakushō Yasaku 百姓弥作
Wasuke Kayano Kayano Wasuke 萱野和助
Shichidayu Shibamura Shichidayū 芝村七太夫
Kakubei Tanuki no Kakubei 狸の角兵衛