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Sonezaki Shinjû



Chikamatsu Monzaemon: <EM>Sonezaki Shinjû</EM>
Chikamatsu Monzaemon: Sonezaki Shinjû
Sonezaki Shinjû : By Chikamatsu Monzaemon
FRANCE
PARIS  •  Théâtre de la Ville  •  Ongoing
 
 

Chikamatsu Monzaemon: Sonezaki Shinjû
from the original novel Sonezaki Shinjû Tsuketari Kannon meguri by Chikamatsu Monzaemon
(from Shin-Nihon koten bungaku taikei, Iwanami shoten publishers)
Production, direction & artistic direction: Hiroshi Sugimoto
Music & musical direction: Tsurusawa Seiji
Choreography: Waka Yamamura
Video: Hiroshi Sugimoto & Tabaimo

The bunraku, an extraordinary puppet theatre, in which the puppets are manipulated in plain sight to the sound of live music, magnifies life’s dramas and the throes of passion. This original creation, staged by famous photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, reveals the tragic fate of a young man in love with a beautiful courtesan. For the first time, an exceptional and contemporary production of bunraku reinterprets a traditional play, a masterpiece of the Japanese classical theatre.

With Tsurusawa Seiji, shamisen, Yoshida Minosuke, Kiritake Kanjuro, handlers & 24 performers



Théâtre de la Ville Website



Detailed schedule information:
20h30

Contact: Théâtre de la Ville
2 place du Châtelet
75004 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 42 74 22 77

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