Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bando Mitsuguro X, the star of the kabuki play I saw

Although photos aren't permitted in the Kabuki-za, I was able to find a picture online of Bando Mitsuguro X, the actor who played the lead roles in "The Six Poetic Geniuses."  I love the fact that these actors take lineage names which stress their inheritance of the mantle of past masters, in this case the Bando school.  Audience members enraptured with his performance kept yelling out his stage name, "Yamatoya"!  

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