PAUL BINNIE 

 1998


JANUARY

                 
Band˘ Tamasabur˘ V (坂東玉三郎) as
Sumizome (墨染)




Play: Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To (積恋雪関扉)
Performance Place: ?
Performance Date: ?
Print Date: 11/1997 - 01/1998
Print Title: Ebizori (えび反)
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#47/50)

Note:  This print would seem to have been based on a
special gala performance or a prior broadcast recording of
Tamasabur˘ V's performance.  Tamasabur˘ V's last regular
performance as Sumizome prior to the creation of this print
that I could find was at the Kokuritsu Gekij˘, Tokyo, in
January 1991 before Binnie arrived in Tokyo.  He also
performed the role at the Kabuki-za, Tokyo in March
1981, the Minami-za, Kyoto, in March 1976, and at the
 Teikoku Gekijō, Tokyo, in December 1972.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



                 
Nakamura Utaemon VI (中村歌右衛門) as
Keisei Umegawa (傾城梅川)

Nakamura Ganjir˘ III (中村鴈治郎) as
Kameya Chūbei (亀屋忠兵衛)

Play: Ninokuchi-mura (新口村), Act II of
Koi Bikyaku Yamato ďrai (恋飛脚大和往来)
Performance Place: ?
Performance Date: ?
Print Date:  05/1997- 01/1998
Print Title: Utaemon to Ganjir˘ - Ninokuchi mura
(歌右衛門 と鴈治郎 - 新口村)
Image courtesy of Binniecatalogue.com
Personal Collection (#3/100)

Note:  This print would seem to have been based on a special
gala performance or else is an imagined composite design. 
There is otherwise no known regular performance that featured
both Utaemon VI and Ganjir˘ III in these roles at the same time.
Utaemon VI's last regular performance as Umegawa that I could
find was at the Kabuki-za, Tokyo, in January 1985.  Ganjir˘ III,
however, performed the role of Chūbei during Binnie's time in
Japan in a production at the Kabuki-za in November 1994
(opposite Nakamura Matsue V).