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Yu the Beautiful




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Picture Credit: Takarazuka Revue's 70 Years


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

Troupe: Star
Year: 1951
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 8/1 - 8/30

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)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)Mizuhara Setsuko
In Toujou (aka Tao Niang; a princess of Gui Ji; after Kou'u kills her father, she works for Ryuuhou)Azusa Mayumi
Ou Ryo (aka Wang Ling; a young man deeply in love with Guki)Sumi Hanayo
In Tou (Yin Tong) / Cho Ryo (Zhang Liang)Tokiwagi Yachiyo
Kou Rin (Hong Lin) Ruri Toyomi
Man Rin (Mo Lin)Tamae Midori
Sen Rin (Qian Lin)Kiyokawa Hayami
Han Kai (Fan Kuai)Shiga Ryuuko
Ki Fu (Ji Bu)Tsubasa Hikaru
Han Zou (Fan Zeng)Miyama Shigure
Ko Ryo (Xiang Liang)Oki Yukiko
Sho Li Batsu (Zhong Li Mei) Harumi Youko
Shi Ki (Zi Qi)Momoyama Chitose

Other Cast: Yumi Azusa, Kazuki Sumie, Aoba Taeko, Nagara Shinobu, Onoe Sakura, Fujino Takako, Honjou Tamaki, Takane Miyuki, Suzukari Mayumi, Megumi Yutaka, Naniwatsu Mifune, Muragumo Fujiko, Wakatake Shouko, Misuna Hikaru, Miyabi Noriko, Misaki Kayoko, Yasaka Keiko, Utsubo Chiharu, Azuma Kyouko, Niji Kumiko, Shirahama Masami, Yui Makiko, Kawagiri Haruko, Mimuro Nishiki, Kamishima Youko, Wakaura Asao, Sakuraji Michiyo, Ushio Chinami, Takezono Mariko, Mizushiro Tamamo, Taki Akemi, Asuka Kyouko, Mikado Kimiko, Misuzu Machiko, Amaki Miharu, Tachibana Misao, Kuretake Midori, Tokiwa Midori, Suehiro Sumi, Yumeji Kayoko, Yuuzuki Saeko, Oozora Masumi, Maki Taeko, Kasasagi Wataru, Asagiri Sanae, Asaji Shinobu, Miyama Shinobu, Tamazato Yoshiko, Sunami Chihiro

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

Summary

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Other Information

  • The first of three "Gu Bijin" performances given in 1951; the show ran 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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