Chikamatsu Monzaemon


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Chi·ka·ma·tsu Mon·za·e·mon

 (chē′kä-mät′so͞o môn′zä-ĕ-môn′) 1653-1725.
Japanese playwright whose numerous plays, mostly written for the puppet theater, deeply influenced Japanese drama.
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But his name doesn't live up to the name "Yosaku."' 'Yosaku' is not a random choice, but the hero of a famous play by the renowned dramatist, Chikamatsu Monzaemon.
Its centerpiece, in March, will be a high-profile production of Sonezaki shinju tsuketari Kannon meguri (The Love Suicide at Sonezaki), a classic bunraku drama written in 1703 by Chikamatsu Monzaemon.
This transformation was related to the great flowering of popular cultural forms in the late seventeenth century--among them the kabuki theater of Chikamatsu Monzaemon [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1653-1725) and the gesaku OTC fiction of Ihara Saikaku [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1642-93).
The Love Suicides at Amijima: A Study of a Japanese Domestic Tragedy by Chikamatsu Monzaemon. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan, 1991.
Kabuki play by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, who based his work on actual events of 1703.