芸題解説

Introduction of the stories

地歌舞伎の演目・様式 Genres of jikabuki

時代物

時代の設定を江戸より前の時代に代えて武家の社会を描いたもの。当時の事件を題材にすると幕府のお咎めが入るため、時代や人物の名前を変えて演じられた。

 

Jidaimono(period drama)

Plays that depict samurai in a pre-Edo period setting. Some of the stories were based on actual contemporary events but names and period settings were changed so as to avoid censorship by the Shogunate.

世話物

若い男女の悲恋など、主に町人社会を描いたもの。犯罪が絡んだ話なども多く、よく演じられる「白浪五人男」も、このジャンルである。

 

Sewamono(contemporary drama)

Plays that depict commoners (non-samurai) in contemporary Edo-period settings, such as tragic romances between young lovers. Quite a few sewamonos are about criminals and underground activities. "Shiranami Gonin Otoko", a popular jikabuki program, falls into that category.

舞踊物<所作物>

ストーリー性もありつつ、舞踊の見せ場が多いもの。

 

Buyomono<Shosamono>(dance drama)

Plays that have some storytelling aspects but largely feature dance and music.