Rakugo performance by master Tatekawa Shinoharu 立川志の春

We are delighted to announce a collaboration with rakugo master Tatekawa Shinoharu
as part of the Eighth Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography at the University of Cambridge.

Master Shinoharu will perform twice. Both performances will run as a Zoom meeting and everyone is welcome (registration is required). The first performance focuses around two koten rakugo based on early modern materials that are read and transcribed during the first week of the summer school. The second performance is an original creation of Master Shinoharu, two pieces of shinsaku rakugo based on early modern materials that make fun of quack doctors, starting from the seventeenth-century Chikusai. All performances will be in Japanese without subtitles.

First performance

Date and time: Friday 6 August, 11.00 BST (Time Zone Converter)
Stories performed: 長短 and 千両みかん
Please REGISTER HERE (available places: 100 – first come first served basis)

Workshop for summer school participants (to follow the performance)

Second performance

Date and time: Friday 13 August, 11.00 BST (Time Zone Converter)
Stories performed: shinsaku rakugo inspired by the early modern fictional quack Chikusai
Please REGISTER HERE (available places: 100 – first come first served basis)

Workshop for summer school participants (to follow the performance)

Useful links

Tatekawa Shinoharu YouTube Channel

Tatekawa Shinoharu Official Page

Summer School in Early Modern Japanese Palaeography and Facebook group

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

For further information please contact: lm571@cam.ac.uk (Dr Laura Moretti)

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