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Chikamatsu, Monzaemon 1653-1725

Overview
Works: 1,181 works in 2,728 publications in 4 languages and 12,993 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Puppet plays  Songs and music  Sewamono  History 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Lyricist, Creator, Contributor, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: PL793.4, 895.62
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Most widely held works by Monzaemon Chikamatsu
Major plays by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven plays, including the most popular domestic tragedies and one history play, still performed in present-day Japan by puppet operators and Kabuki actors
The battles of Coxinga : Chikamatsu's puppet play, its background and importance by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

38 editions published between 1715 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love suicide at Amijima (Shinjū ten no Amijima) : a study of a Japanese domestic tragedy by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

23 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and German and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic study of the famous play by one of the most prominent Japanese playwrights has lost none of its appeal in the last half century. This monograph is divided in two parts, the first being a long introduction to the play, and the second a new translation of the original text supplemented with copious end notes. Originally published in 1953, the book is kept in print by the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan. -- Full review from gotterdammerung.org (see link)
Forever Escher ; Shinju ; Wind song by Paul Chihara( Recording )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chikamatsu Monzaemon shū by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in Japanese and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chikamatsu jōrurishū by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

19 editions published between 1926 and 1970 in Japanese and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chushingura (The treasury of loyal retainers): by Izumo Takeda( Book )

11 editions published between 1875 and 1912 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chūshingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) Rōnin, is the most famous and perenially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written around 1748 as a puppet play, it is now better known in Kabuki performances. In the twentieth century, cinema and television versions have been equally successful. Donald Keene here presents a complete translation of the original text, with notes and an introduction that increase the reader's comprehension and enjoyment of the play. The introduction also elucidates the idea of loyalty. This traditional virtue, as exemplified in Chūshingura, has never completely lost its hold on audiences, in spite of twentieth-century changes in Japanese society and moral ideas. Moreover, as Professor Keene points out, the excitement, color and violence expressed in the play may be considered the counterpoint to the austere restraint and understatement which are more commonly thought to be "traditionally" Japanese."--Page 4 of cover
Chikamatsu monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

24 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chikamatsu monogatari: In 17th century Japan, illicit love between a merchant's wife and her servant leads to tragedy
Chikamatsu Monzaemon shū by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lovers' exile by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penniless clerk Chubei embezzles public funds to release his lover, the prostitute Unegawa, from her contract at the teahouse. This is the entire plot of "The Lovers' Exile," by classic Japanese dramatist Monzaemon Chikamatsu (1673-1724), the Shakespeare of Bunraku theatre. Bunraku combines the arts of puppetry, a particularly Japanese form of dramatic recitation called joruri, and musical accompaniment by the shamisen. This performance is by the Bunraku Ensemble of Osaka, which includes a number of players who are Living National Treasures of Japan. "The Lovers' Exile" is the only filmed adaptation of a classic Bunraku performance [at time of filming]
Fair ladies at a game of poem cards : a verse play by Peter Oswald( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chikamatsu by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1990 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chikamatsu jōrurishū by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

11 editions published between 1926 and 1930 in Japanese and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chefs-d'oeuvre de Tchikamatsou, le grand dramaturge japonais by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

7 editions published in 1929 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chikamatsu zenshū by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four major plays of Chikamatsu by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725) wrote some 130 plays, chiefly for the puppet theater, many of which are still performed today by puppet operators and Kabuki actors. Chikamatsu is thought to have written the first major tragedies about the common man. This edition of four of his most important plays includes three popular domestic dramas and one history play." "Chikamatsu's domestic dramas are accurate reflections of Japanese society at the time: his characters are samurai, farmers, merchants, and prostitutes who speak colloquially, and who people the shops, streets, teahouses, and brothels that constituted their daily environment. The heroes and heroines of these plays gain their tragic stature from their conflicts with society. "The Love Suicides at Sonezaki" and "The Love Suicides at Amijima" became so popular that they actually initiated a vogue for love suicides, both in life and onstage." "Donald Keene's translation of the original text is presented here with an introduction and a new preface to aid readers in their comprehension and enjoyment of the plays."--Jacket
Keisei hangonkō ; Komochi yamauba. Kokusen'ya kassen ; Heike Nyogo no shima ; Shinshū Kawanakajima kassen by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( )

2 editions published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chikamatsu zenshū by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

in Japanese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les tragédies bourgeoises by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in French and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Mythe des quarante sept Rônin ... < : quatre drames> by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fair ladies at a game of poem cards : a verse play
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Alternative Names
Chikamatsu

Chikamatsu 1653-1724

Chikamatsu 1653-1725

Chikamatsu, Monzaemon.

Chikamatsu, Monzaemon 1653-1724

Chikamatsu Monzaemon 1653-1725

Chikamatsu Monzaemon dramaturg japonez

Chikamatsu Monzaemon dramaturge japonais

Chikamatsu Monzaemon dramaturgo japonés

Chikamatsu Monzaemon Japanese playwright

Chikamatsu Monzaemon japanischer Dramatiker

Chikamatsu Monzaemon Japans schrijver

Chikamatsu Monzaemon japansk författare

Chikamatsu Monzaemon scrittore e drammaturgo giapponese

Chikamatsu, Monzayemon.

Chikamatsu, Monzayemon 1653-1725

Čikamacu Monzaemon

Čikamatsu, Monzaemon 1653-1725

Csikamacu Monzaemon

Monzaemon Chikamatsu

Monzaemon, Chikamatsu 1653-1725

Monzaemon Chikamatsu dramaturg japonès

Monzaemon Chikamatsu近松門左衛門 1653-1725

Sorinshi

Sōrinshi 1653-1725

Sugīmorī, Nobumorī

Sugimori Nobumori 1653-1724

Sugimori, Nobumori 1653-1725

Suginomori, Nobumori 1653-1725

Tchikamatsou 1653-1724

Tchikamatsou, Monzaemon

Tchikamatsou Monzaemon 1653-1724

Tïkamacw Mondzaémon

Tikamatsu, Mondraemon, 1653-1725

Tikamat︠s︡u, Mondzaėmon

Tikamat︠s︡u, Mondzaėmon 1653-1725

Tikamatu, Monzaemon

Tjikâmats, Monzaëmon

Tjikâmats, Monzaëmon 1653-1724

Tschikamatsu, Monsaemon 1653-1725

Тикамацу, Мондзаэмон

Тикамацу, Мондзаэмон 1653-1725

Тікамацу Мондзаемон

Цікамацу Мандзаэмон

צ'יקמטסו מונזאימון מחזאי יפני

تىيكاماتسۋ موندزاەمون

جيكيماتسو مونزايمون

جيكيماتسو مونزايمون كاتب مسرحي ياباني

چیکاماتسو مونزائمون نویسنده ژاپنی

ტიკამაცუ მონძაემონი

근송문좌위문 1653-1724

지카마쓰, 몬자에몬

ソウリンシ

チカマツ, モンザエモン

チカマツ, モンザエモン 1653-1724

巣林子

平安堂

平馬

杉森, 信盛

杉森 信盛 1653-1724

杉森, 信盛 1653-1725

杉森信盛

近松 1653-1724

近松, 門左衞門

近松 門左衛門 1653-1724

近松, 門左衛門 (*) 1653-1725

近松文左衛門, 1653 1653-1725

近松文左衛門 1653-1725

近松文左衛門, 1653-1725, 1653-1725

近松左衛門 1653-1725

近松門佐衛門 1653-1725

近松門左衛門 1653-1724

近松门左卫门 1653-1725

近松門左衛門 日本の江戸時代の文人、歌舞伎作者

近松門左術門 1653-1725

近松門左衙門 1653-1725

Languages
Japanese (179)

English (167)

French (18)

German (1)