Puck (Midsummer Night’s Dream) (Koike, 1992)

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Puck (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Puck is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream staged in 1992 by the Takarazuka Revue Moon Troupe with performances at the Takarazuka Grand Theater, 7/3 – 8/18 and the Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 11/2 -11/27. The show was directed by Koike Shuuichirou.

Credits

Based On: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Author/Director: Koike Shuuichirou
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji, Kai Masato, Matsutouya Yumi
Choreographer: Shou Sumire, Maeda Kiyomi

Cast

Role Cast Shinjin Kouen Cast
Puck Suzukaze Mayo Maori Yuki
Hermia (Grandaughter of Greyville, a girl who believes in fairies) Asano Kayo Kazahana Mai (Grand Theater)
Natsuno Saki (Tokyo)
Sir Edward Greyville (current head of the Greyville family) Natori Rei Mayama Haru
Matthew (Helene’s father) Aoi Miya Koshi Haruki
Martin (loanshark) Asahi Mari
Maria (Greyville family nurse) Rika Masumi
Rachael (Sir Greyville’s daughter, Helene’s mother) Maiki Aya Mihara Shiho
Abraham (Daniel’s bodyguard) Sachikaze Irene
Quince (in Bobby’s band) Oomine Mayu
Barry (Greyville family butler) Namine Michiru (Grand Theater)
? (Tokyo)
Taka Yuuki
Lionel (son of a noble family, in love with Hermia) Wakao Risa Juri Sakiho
Daniel (son of a hotel king, in love with Hermia) Kuze Seika Naruse Kouki
Titania (queen of the fairies) Hane Chisato Asabuki Minami
Mustard Seed (fairy) Natsukawa Yura
Benjamin (Daniel’s bodyguard) Kouki Subaru
Oberon (king of the fairies) Maori Yuki Yoshizuki Eri
Snout (in Bobby’s band) Mayama Haru
Poppy Seed (fairy) Mihara Shiho
Bobby (protector of the forest, boy, wants to be a rock singer) Amami Yuuki Shiokaze Kou
Tracy (Maria and Barry’s daughter, in Bobby’s band) Asabuki Minami
Helen (Hermia’s cousin, in love with Daniel) Shiokaze Kou, alternate: Ayaki Nao Ayaki Nao
Caird (teacher) Yoshizuki Eri
Dew Grass (fairy) Kazahana Mai
[shinjin kouen (新人公演): literally, “newcomer performance” defined.]

 

Synopsis

As the show opens, it’s Midsummer’s Eve at a boy’s school somewhere in Britain. We meet the old man, Edward, who owns the building and the grounds around it, as well as his two granddaughters Helen and Hermia. It’s time for the annual concert on the Stone Stage, which the school holds every year. The boys all gather to sing a chorus, lead by their teacher Caird. Suddenly, the concert is interrupted by a bunch of local boys, hooligans dressed up as cowboys and Indians. The parents and students head inside the school to continue the concert. [Full summary]

 

Additional information about Puck can be found at TakaWiki.com.

For more information about Takarazuka Revue, visit Wikipedia.

 

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