Play title:
The Twins and the Sumida River / Futago Sumidagawa / 雙生隅田川

Play Title: The Twins and the Sumida River / Futago Sumidagawa / 雙生隅田川
Author(s): Chikamatsu Monzaemon
First Staged: 1720
Bibliography: Hironaga, Shūzaburō, The Bunraku Handbook (Tokyo: Maison des Arts, 1976); Chikamatsu: 5 Late Plays, translated and annotated by C. Andrew Gerstle (New York: Columbia University Press, c2001); February 1988 Program

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Date Place
1973 September National Theatre of Japan
1973 October Asahiza
1988 February National Theatre of Japan
1997 February National Theatre of Japan

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
Sota's House Sōta sumika 惣太住家
The Mad Woman Kyōjo michiyuki 狂女道行
The Sumida River Sumidagawa 隅田川

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Sota, in fact Shichiro Sarujima Sōta jitsuwa Awaji Shichirō 猿嶋惣太実は淡路七郎
Karaito Sōta nyōbō Karaito 惣太女房から糸
Sajitayu Haegashira no Sajitayū 蠅頭の左次太夫
Bozuko Bōzuko 坊主子
Mutsu Mutsu
Suika Suika (Suikuwa) すいか(すいくわ)
Yazo Hanewana no Yazō (Yaji) はねわなの弥蔵(弥次)
Umewakamaru Yoshida Umewakamaru 吉田梅若丸
Takekuni Agata no Gonnokami Takekuni 県の権正武国
Hanjogozen Hanjo Gozen 班女御前
Hokaibo, in fact Tengu Yamabushi Hōkaibō jitsuwa Tengu 山伏法界坊実は天狗
Matsuwakamaru Yoshida Matsuwakamaru 吉田松若丸