Yu the Beautiful
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English Title: Yu the Beautiful (Official English Title: Fair Lady)
Japanese Title: 虞美人
Romanized Title: Gu Bijin
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 10/2 - 10/30
Based On: Nagayo Yoshirou's play "Kouu and Ryuuhou"
Author/Director: Shirai Tetsuzou
Director: Koumura Kikuo
Composer: Kawasaki Ichirou, Yamane Hisao, Kawamura Tokuji
Choreographer: Yasumoto Shinji, Tamada Yuuzou, Izuguchi Setsuko, Watanabe Takeo
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
|Kou'u (aka Xiang Yu; was a general of surpassing valour, but is suffering a loss of popularity)||Kasugano Yachiyo|
|Guki (aka Yu Ji; Kou'u's favorite concubine; a peerless beauty)||Minami Yuuko|
|Ryuuhou (aka Liu Bang, Emperor Gaozu)||Kamiyo Nishiki|
|Ryohi (aka Lü Zhi; Ryuuhou's empress)||Tougou Haruko|
|Kanshin (aka Han Xin; a famous commander under Ryuuhou)||Uchibuki Misa|
|In Toujou (aka Tao Niang; a princess of Gui Ji; after Kou'u kills her father, she works for Ryuuhou)|| Yachigusa Kaoru|
|Ou Ryo (aka Wang Ling; a young man deeply in love with Guki)||Minakaze Youko|
Other Cast: Oki Yukiko, Miyoshi Sakuko, Tamano Hikari, etc.
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Summary Information here.
- The third of three "Gu Bijin" performances given in 1951; the show ran in the Grand Theater almost continuously for three months, making it an amazingly long-run show.
- The performance included live horses on the stage, which Kouu and Ryuuhou rode.
- It was the first full-length show produced by Takarazuka, instead of the previous two, three, or more shows in one performance.
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