Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 1000478
Piece Title
Shibaraku
Plot Summary
Evil noble, Kiyohara no Takehiro, trying to become Emperor, takes prisoner Kamo Jiro Yoshitsuna and others of his followers because they oppose his plan. He orders Narita Goro to cut their heads off. At the exact moment, Kamakura Gongoro Kagemasa appears, saying “Shibaraku (Just a moment!”) and rescues them.
Notes
One of Kabuki Juhachiban. A period peice (jidaimono). Aragoto. It was first performed as one scene in the play “Sankai Nagoya” at Nakamura Theatre in Edo in January, 1697. It is also said that it was first performed in the play, “Daifukucho Asahina Hyaku Monogatari”at Morita Theatre in Edo in January,1692. In the Edo period Kabuki, the New Year started in November and it was the time for the playhouses to shift their actors. The show which introduced their actors are called “Kaomise” and it has been called so to this day. There was always a scene called “Shibaraku” in the play in November Kaomise. It developed gradually and Fukuchi Ochi revised it in 1895. It has been performed as an one-act play independently on the basis of it since then.
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 1008494
Date piece created
1697 - 1697
Piece > Associated Movement
*/d_piece/d_piece.associatedmovementid 12
Associated Movement(s)
jidaimono (historical play)
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 1136
Alternate Title(s)
Sankai nagoya
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 106
Character(s)
Kamakura Gongoro Kagemasa
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 765
Character(s)
Kiyohara no Takehara
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 766
Character(s)
Kashima Nyūdō Shinsai
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 767
Character(s)
Teruha
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 796
Character(s)
Kamo Jirō Yoshitsuna
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 797
Character(s)
Katsura no mae
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 798
Character(s)
Hōgi Kurōdo Sadatoshi
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 799
Character(s)
Narita Gorō
Piece > Function
*/d_piece/r_piece_creator:functionid 143
Function
Playwright
Piece > Language
*/d_piece/r_piece_language 7
Language
Japanese
Piece > Structure of Piece
*/d_piece/r_piece_structure_division 846
Structure
one act (ichimaku)