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Yu the Beautiful



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Show Information
English Title: Yu the Beautiful (Official English Title: Fair Lady)
Japanese Title: 虞美人
Romanized Title: Gu Bijin

Troupe: Moon
Year: 1951
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 9/1 - 9/30

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 (Takarazuka):
Conductor (Tokyo): n/a

Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: No
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a

Cast

RoleCast
Kou'u (aka Xiang Yu; was a general of surpassing valour, but is suffering a loss of popularity)Furusato Akemi
Guki (aka Yu Ji; Kou'u's favorite concubine; a peerless beauty)Yumi Azusa
Ryuuhou (aka Liu Bang, Emperor Gaozu)Mizuhara Setsuko
Ryohi (aka Lü Zhi; Ryuuhou's empress) Asaji Shinobu
Kanshin (aka Han Xin; a famous commander under Ryuuhou)Sumi Hanayo
In Toujou (aka Tao Niang; a princess of Gui Ji; after Kou'u kills her father, she works for Ryuuhou) Asakura Michiko
Ou Ryo (aka Wang Ling; a young man deeply in love with Guki)Yashiro Youko
In Tou (Yin Tong)Oki Yukiko
Kou Rin (Hong Lin) Tsukushi Mari
Man Rin (Mo Lin)Nawate Katsumi
Sen Rin (Qian Lin)Kawaji Tatsumi
Han Kai (Fan Kuai)Ajiro Makoto
Ki Fu (Ji Bu)Inaba Machiko
Han Zou (Fan Zeng)Miyoshi Sakuko
Cho Ryo (Zhang Liang)Momo Chitose
Sho Li Batsu (Zhong Li Mei) Miura Rika
Chou Sei (Zhang Sheng)Matsuno Midori
Shi Ki (Zi Qi)Miyama Sakura
NurseUrayasu Nobuko

Other Cast: Ootori Yachiyo, Narumi Chikako, Oka Makoto, Hanaoka Natsumi, Hisakata Yuka, Kasuga Hanako, Kumi Keiko, Suga Umeyo, Takeya Miyuki, Ozuki Taeko, Koharu Michiyo, Maya Midori, Yashima Reiko, Tsukikage Misa, Kasumi Chisato, Chishiro Izuru, Ikushima Teruko, Sanjou Kimiko, Momonoi Kaori, Kamo Masaya, Etou Saeko, Tsukishiro Akemi, Utano Tokiwa, Saezuki Yukari, Utagawa Harumi, Mitake Shigeru, Chitose Kagumi, Wakamiya Tokiko, Yagumo Kotoji, Seto Akemi, Muginami Hibari, Yasojima Harumi, Kyou Chizuru, Misono Teruyo, Unabara Harumi, Amaji Ritsuko, Tsuiji Mitomi, Sono Kaoru, Kashiwagi Momoyo, Izumi Reiko, Mitaki Noboru, Shirakaba Akiko, Yuri Akemi, Hagoromo Matsuko, Nagisa Mibune, Umeya Kaoru, Mashiro Fuji, Uji Kaoru, Mutsumi Chiyo, Tsukiji Toshiko, Tazuru Chieko


Ken-1: Hasegawa Toshiko, Shirayuki Shikibu, Hoshizora Hikaru, Harukaze Sumire, Miharu Youko, Kureha Sumi, Takadono Yukari, Kiyomi Shouko, Matsuyama Hisako, Harunami Shizuka, Chihaya Reiko, Wakagi Sonoko, Azami Misako, Mari Ruiko, Atomi Masako, Asami Junko, Mikami Orie, Suminoe Kayoko, Toyomi Yufuko, Masumi Kyouko, Ariake Masumi, Takabane Chizuru, Mizuho Youko, Katori Yoshie, Yukari Shinobu, Amahara Tsukiko, Shikibu Midori, Nada Shibuki, Futsumi Eiko, Chiyoda Toshiko, Fuji Shirayuki, Orizuru Chiyo, Asazora Mikage, Asagi Yumiko

Summary

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Other Information

  • The second 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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