Play title:
Gonza the Lancer / Yari no Gonza kasane katabira / 鑓の権三重帷子

Play Title: Gonza the Lancer / Yari no Gonza kasane katabira / 鑓の権三重帷子
Author(s): Chikamatsu Monzaemon
First Staged: 1717
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); Bunraku February 1983 Performance Program

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ID: 607_2_2776_8981
Type: slide
Production: February 1983
Scene: The Hamanomiya Riding Ground

ID: 607_2_2777_8982
Type: slide
Production: February 1983
Scene: The Hamanomiya Riding Ground

ID: 607_2_2778_8983
Type: slide
Production: February 1983
Scene: The Hamanomiya Riding Ground

ID: 607_2_2779_8984
Type: slide
Production: February 1983
Scene: The Hamanomiya Riding Ground

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Productions

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Date Place
1971 July Asahiza
1978 February National Theatre of Japan
1983 February National Theatre of Japan
1983 July Asahiza
1990 November National Bunraku Theatre
1991 February National Theatre of Japan
1995 August National Bunraku Theatre

Scenes

EnglishJapanese日本語
The Hamanomiya Riding Ground Hamanomiya no baba 浜の宮馬場
The House of Ichinoshin Asaka Asaka Ichinoshin rusutaku 浅香市之進留守宅
The Tea Ceremony House Sukiya 数寄屋
The House of Chutabei Iwaki Iwaki Chūtabei yashiki 岩木忠太兵衛屋敷
The Revenge on Kyobashi Bridge in Fushimi Fushimi kyōbashi megatakiuchi 伏見京橋女敵討

Characters

EnglishJapanese日本語
Gonza Sasano Gonza 笹野権三
Oyuki Musume Oyuki 娘お雪
Oyuki's governess Oyuki no uba お雪の乳母
Bannojo Kawazura Bannojō 川側伴之丞
Chutabei Iwaki Chūtabei 岩木忠太兵衛
Osai Osai おさゐ
Kakusuke, a servant Yakko Kakusuke 奴角助
Torajiro, Osai's son Segare Torajirō 伜虎次郎
Okiku, Osai's daughter Musume Okiku 娘お菊
Man, a maid Gejo Man 下女まん
Osugi, a maid Gejo Osugi 下女お杉
Namisuke, a servant Genin Namisuke 下人(仲間,奴)浪介
Ichinoshin Asaka Ichinoshin 浅香市之進
Osai's mother Osai haha おさゐ母 
Osute Musume Osute 娘お捨
Jimbei Iwaki Jinbei 岩木甚平 
Dancer Odoriko 踊り子
Jinnai, a servant Yakko Jinnai 奴甚内
Servants Yakko
Retainer Wakatō 若党
Servants Chūgen 仲間