Piece

Nom de la Pièce Funa Benkei
Autre Nom de la Pièce Funabenkei
Date de Création Muromachi
Créateur Kanze Nobumitsu [Dramaturge] Playwright
Arts du Spectacle Associés Noh
Mouvement Associé currently performed noh
Langues de Création [Japonais] Japanese
Divisions de la Structure Two acts
Intrigue Minamoto Yoshitsune (kokata) and his followers are waiting for the ship at the shore of Daimotsu. Before they depart, Benkei advises Yoshitsune to leave his consort, Shizuka, behind because it is inconvenient to bring along a woman. Yoshitsune obliges. Shizuka bids farewell by presenting Yoshitsune with an elegant dance. After Shizuka leaves, Benkei has an interesting exchange with the boatman on the weather and their crossing. When the party is in the middle of the river, the spirit of Tomomori appears. He has come to revenge his family’s defeat and attempts to drown Yoshitsune. Benkei saves the party by chanting rosary and finally pacifies the spirit.
Source(s) Le Nô
Texte Publié dans Japanese Nô Dramas,
Masterworks of the Noh Theatre,
Yokyoku: klassicheskaya yaponskaya drama,
Geschichte der japanischen Litteratur(395 -401),
Translations from Lyrical Drama: 'Nô',
Translations from the Nô,
Funa-benkei,
Japanese Noh Drama Volume I

Associated Items

Productions Associées Funa Benkei, Showa era, unknown location ,
1971Nov, Funa Benkei ,
1985Jul21, Kyoto Kanze Kaikan, Funa Benkei ,
1973, Funa Benkei
Performances of the piece 1001253, 1001779, 1000142, 1001789, 1001787, 1001780, 1001781, 1001788, 1001783, 1001785, 1001786, 1001791, 1001255, 1001257, 1001258, 1001259, 1001260, 1001798, 1001800, 1001254, 1001802
Components associated with piece 1005022, 1005666, 1005665, 1005667, 1004895, 1004831, 1006806, 1006807, 1006808, 1001253, 1001781, 1001791, 1001254