Play title:
The Love Suicides at Sonezaki / Sonezaki shinjū / 曽根崎心中

Play Title: The Love Suicides at Sonezaki / Sonezaki shinjū / 曽根崎心中
Author(s): Chikamatsu Monzaemon
First Staged: 1703
Bibliography: Major Plays of Chikamatsu, translated by Donald Keene, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1961); Keene, Donald, Bunraku: The Art of the Japanese Puppet Theatre (Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1973); Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Bunraku February 1984, February 1981 Performance Programs

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ID: 578_2_2277_8401
Type: slide
Production: February 1981
Scene: In Front of the Ikudama Shrine

ID: 578_2_2278_8402
Type: slide
Production: February 1981
Scene: In Front of the Ikudama Shrine

ID: 578_2_2279_8403
Type: slide
Production: February 1981
Scene: In Front of the Ikudama Shrine

ID: 578_2_2280_8404
Type: slide
Production: February 1981
Scene: In Front of the Ikudama Shrine

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Productions

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Date Place
1970 July Asahiza
1970 August Tour Others
1971 September Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu National Theatre of Japan
1971 September Kōkōsei no tame no Bunraku Kyōshitsu National Theatre of Japan
1974 July Asahiza
1976 March National Theatre of Japan
1978 July Asahiza
1981 February National Theatre of Japan
1982 January Asahiza
1982 March Others
1984 February National Theatre of Japan
1984 July National Bunraku Theatre
1986 December Bunraku Kanshō Kyōshitsu National Theatre of Japan
1987 June National Bunraku Theatre National Bunraku Theatre
1987 June Harajuku Bunraku Others
1988 February National Theatre of Japan
1990 August National Bunraku Theatre
1994 August National Bunraku Theatre
1995 February National Theatre of Japan
2002 July/August National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
In Front of the Ikudama Shrine Ikudama shazen 生玉社前
The Temmaya Tea House Tenmaya 天満屋
The Woods of the Tenjin Shrine Tenjin no mori 天神森

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Tokubei Hiranoya Tokubei 平野屋(手代)徳兵衛
Chozo, an apprentice Decchi Chōzō 丁稚長蔵 
Ohatsu Tenmaya Ohatsu 天満屋お初
Kuheiji Aburaya Kuheiji 油屋九平次
Rustic customer Inaka kyaku 田舎客
Temmaya proprietor Tenmaya teishu 天満屋亭主 
Courtesan Yūjo 遊女
Otama, a maid servant Gejo Otama 下女お玉
Townspeople Machishū 町衆