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The Story Of a Sword, Love, and a Rainbow / Jubilation!




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English Title: The Story Of a Sword, Love, and a Rainbow / Jubilation!
Japanese Title: 剣と恋と虹と / ジュビレーション!
Romanized Title: Ken to Koi to Niji to / Jubireeshon!

Troupe: Star
Year: 1995-96
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 9/29 - 11/6; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 3/4 - 3/31

The Story Of a Sword, Love, and a Rainbow :

Based On: the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Author/Director: Oota Tetsunori
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji
Choreographer: Akiko Kanda
Conductor (Takarazuka):
Conductor (Tokyo):
Shinjin Kouen Director: Oota Tetsunori

Jubilation:

Author/Director: Ishida Masaya
Composer: Nishimura Kouji, Minami Yasuo, Bob Sakuma, Oomachi Tatsuto
Choreographer: Ai Erina, Sekine Reiko, Ozawa Natsuko

Available on DVD: VHS only

Cast

RoleCastShinko Cast
Edmond de Blagnac (a good-looking master of fencing who is also skilled at poetry)Asaji Saki Kozuki Wataru
Christine (the daughter of a count who thinks of Edmond as an older brother)Shiraki Ayaka Kuji Akari
Baron Gerard de Neuvillette (a naive but passionate young man)Minoru Kou Asamiya Mayu
Rinier (a poet, Edmond's good friend)Maori Yuki Takao Rio
Comte Clavier (Christine's father, Edmond's dueling partner)Hoshihara Misao Tsukasa Yuuki
Comte Antoine de Guiche (French army commander from Gascon)Itsuki Chihiro Oohiro Ayumu
Marcel (de Guiche's man)Emao Yuu Shiran Masumi
Phillipe (Christine's brother)Natsumi You Kujou Akira
Carbon de Castel-Jaloux (a young commanding officer from Gascon)Senju Hikaru Oonatsu Shizuki
Le Bret (a young executive officer from Gascon)Ema Naoki Kazaki Maya
Ragueneau (owner of a confectionary shop, Edmond's friend)Chiaki Shin Asamine Hikari
Louise (Ragueneau's wife)Izumo Aya Suzuna Saya
Beatrice (the Cardinal's niece, de Guiche's lover) Tomo Maika Shiratori Yurie
Catherine (Phillipe's fiance)Mari Yuzumi Akisono Mio
Constance (Marcel's lover)Tsukikage Hitomi Miya Erika
Madeleine (Rinier's sister)Marisa Hitomi Hazumi Rui
Sabine (Rinier's lover)Ryou Akino Yoshino Kyouka
Nicolas (Edmond's valet)Chitose Manabu Manami Shiho
JackKozuki Wataru
IsabelMimi Anri
PaulOohiro Ayumu
HenriManaka Hikaru
DovenTakayagi Midori
TheresaHazumi Rui
AdelShouno Saki
AranKanda Tomo
JoseKujou Akira
Lignière Maori Yuki
Francois Nozomi Kei
Mulgrew Oonatsu Shizuki
Bertrand Asamine Hikari
Blake Manami Shiho
Robert Akira Kazuki
Flanchard Miyabi Kei
Lysimon Nishiki Ai
Georges Ayaka Yuu
Brigitte Shinobu Murasaki
Jeanne Asukai Mari
Anne Misono Erika
Roche Asamiya Mayu
Marie Kei Natsuki
Michele Suzuna Saya
Anna Tachibana Hitomi
Montfleury Kyougoku Ayano
Levi Oka Kazumi
La Belle Miya Erika

Other Cast: Matsubara Midori, Sagikusa Kaoru, Maiji Haruka, Hara Miteki, Hibiya Megumi, Tsuzushiro Ai, Hanasaki Rika, Mizuhara Madoka, Natsukaze Rio, Shiran Masumi, Ayase Saki, Asazumi Kei, Kazu Yuuto, Matobu Sei, Yukiji Kaho, Yume Daiki, Hatsuki Kanade, Tsubaki Hiroka, Azusa Marin, Maihana Kyou, Masumi Urara, Yuuki Mayu, Ayame Hikaru, Yumesaki Minori, Asazora Riho, Miki Chigusa, Aimi Rise, Kuon Maya, Minase Ao, Kaihou Tamaki, Ayasaki Narumi, Tatsu Tsukasa, Hodaka Yuu, Tsukasa Yuuki, Kazaki Maya, Riri Seira, Fubuki Ayu, Machi Arisa, Hanasaki Rika, Kajika Kumi, Yoshino Kyouka, Hisato Rie

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


The Story Of a Sword, Love, and a Rainbow


Based on Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, with a few key differences.

The story opens on an argument, as the Comte Clavier accuses our hero Edmond of having taken something of his. Edmond protests that the comte is mistaken, and is drawn unwillingly into a fight when the comte draws his sword. During the scuffle, he accidentally kills the comte.

A few days later, he meets Christine when he saves her from some ruffians in an inn. He falls in love with her at first glance. But he learns she is traveling to Paris to consult with her older brother Philippe, after the death of her father by an unknown assailant. Her father, he realizes, is the Comte Clavier. It is a horrifying moment for Edmond, because although he loves Christine, he knows he can never woo the daughter of a man he has killed.

As the story continues, Christine and Edmond meet again in Paris, and Christine confides to Edmond that she feels he is like a second older brother to her. Trapped, Edmond agrees she is like a sister to him as well. She admits to Edmond that she likes the young Baron Gerard. Gerard, of course, is madly in love with Christine, but he's young and brains are not his strong point. Edmond realizes that he can use Gerard as a means of conveying his feelings to Christine; he writes her love letters, and then Gerard signs them and passes them on as his own.

Things progress, and Gerard goes to Christine's house one night to confess his feelings in person. He refuses to take Edmond's advice this time, all set to confess in his own words. What follows is a million "I love you"s, and Christine, bored, leaves him to go to bed. Gerard is crushed, and begs Edmond to help him. Edmond does, lending him words, and then taking his place in the dark as he speaks eloquently to Christine up on her balcony. Before things can go much further, Gerard and Edmond's senior officer de Guiche (a bit of a buffoon, and spiteful) arrives. Edmond distracts him, but in the process, learns that the cadets are setting out in the morning to fight the Spanish.

The cadets are faced with deteriorating conditions. De Guiche arrives, bringing with him Philippe. A glove was found which identified Edmond as the murderer of his father, and Philippe has come to accuse him. However, when he tries to start a duel, Edmond refuses. Suddenly, the Spanish attack, and Philippe is killed. Edmond and Gerard both realize that they might never see Christine again. Edmond gives Gerard one final letter to give to Christine. Gerard realizes that Edmond, too, loves Christine. Suddenly, surprisingly!, Christine and her ladies arrive, bringing food. She tells Gerard (in Edmond's hearing) that she loves his poetic soul, the soul that could write her such beautiful letters. After she leaves, Gerard tells Edmond that obviously Christine loves him, but Edmond won't listen and insists that Christine loves Gerard. Gerard declares that he will tell Christine the truth, when suddenly the enemy attack again. Gerard is killed in the confusion as he tries to get Christine to safety. She finds his final letter, and takes it. She collapses, crying hysterically. De Guiche and his men take her from the field, while Edmond and the cadets take what they believe to be their final stand. Edmond gives one of Christine's ladies a letter for her to read if he dies...

Five years later, Christine receives weekly visits from her only, her dear friend Edmond. De Guiche has finally realized the impossibility of his suit. This is Saturday, the day Edmond should come, but he is late. Christine's former lady arrives, and gives her the letter Edmond gave her long, long ago. She asks her to understand Edmond. The letter is a simple and heart-felt confession about the death of Christine's father and brother. Meanwhile, Edmond's friends are in uproar. He has taken a bad blow to the head, and should be in bed, but he has vanished. Not knowing this, Christine is not surprised when Edmond arrives as per usual. He walks stiffly, and his speech is halting — he says an old wound is paining him. They talk for a while, and then Edmond asks to read the last love letter that Gerard wrote. Christine gives it to him, and he begins reading it aloud. But the light is fading and he continues to recite it from memory. Christine realizes that it was Edmond, after all, who wrote all of those letters, and Edmond who spoke to her that night from under her balcony.

Just then, Edmond's friends reappear, and Edmond's wound is revealed to Christine. Edmond gives her his weekly status report: "This week's news — October 26th, Saturday. Edmond de Blagnac is murdered." He collapses into her arms, rises to hallucinate his duel with death, and falls again, this time to die.



Jubilation!


Scenes 1~3 Prologue


Prologue Man S2: Minoru Kou

Prologue Man S1: Asaji Saki
Prologue Woman S: Shiraki Ayaka

Prologue Man: Maori Yuki
Prologue Woman: Marisa Hitomi, Ryou Akino

Scenes 4~6 Antarctic Illusion


Polar Explorer Member A: Minoru Kou
Boat Captain: Chiaki Shin

Spirit of the Aurora: Shiraki Ayaka

Scenes 7~9 Gambler


Gambler S: Asaji Saki

Lady Dealers: Tomo Maika, Kujou Akira

Lady Gambler: Tsukikage Hitomi

Scene 10 Star Medley A


Gentleman S (singer): Minoru Kou

Scene 11 Star Medley B


Young Men S: Kanda Tomo, Kozuki Wataru

Scene 12A Star Medley C


Young Lady S: Tsukikage Hitomi

Scene 12B Star Medley D


Singer: Maori Yuki
Dancer (man): Senju Hikaru, Ema Naoki
Dancer (women): Mari Yuzumi, Tomo Maika

Scene 12C Star Medley E


Lady (singer): Shiraki Ayaka

Scene 12D Star Medley F


Singer: Emao Yuu
Girls A: Marisa Hitomi, Ryou Akino

Scene 12E Star Medley G


Singing Gentleman: Minoru Kou
Singers (men): Maori Yuki, Emao Yuu
Young Men S: Kanda Tomo, Kozuki Wataru
Young Lady S: Tsukikage Hitomi

Scene 13 Star Medley H


Dancing Gentleman: Senju Hikaru
Dancing Lady: Nozomi Kei

Scene 14 Triple Steps


Dandies: Asaji Saki, Minoru Kou
Miss Dandy: Shiraki Ayaka

Scene 15 Channel War A


Kid 1: Maori Yuki
Kid 2: Emao Yuu

Scene 16 Channel War B


Combat A: Maori Yuki
Detective A: Emao Yuu
Announcer: Natsumi You
Lucy: Izumo Aya
Neko: Mari Yuzumi

Scene 17 Spouse Quarrel


Father: Minoru Kou
Mother: Tsukikage Hitomi
Kid 1: Maori Yuki
Kid 2: Emao Yuu

Scenes 18 Jewelry


Jewelry Man S: Asaji Saki
Jewelry Woman S: Shiraki Ayaka

Scenes 19~20 Finale


Etoile: Izumo Aya

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