On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 9:37 PM, Solveig Throndardottir <nostrand@...
> Greetings from Solveig!
>> My mistake - I misremembered a comic kabuki play as kyogen. I'm
>> thinking specifically of a piece called "Bo Shibari," and the
>> costume is worn by the master of two untrustworthy servants.
> Boshibari is a kyogen play. An interesting side note, kabuki scripts
> are for some reason called "kyogenbon". Noh scripts are called
> "utaibon". I really should find out what kyogen scripts are called.
> Some time ago, Baron Edward pointed out that the "winged" jacket was
> developed in the sixteenth century and that we have pictures of
> famous people wearing them.
Actually, "Bo Shibari" is both, and possibly an older story. There is
a kyogen, but there is also a comic kabuki done to it as well. I
wouldn't be surprised if there was a bunraku play on it as well. It
isn't as if these stories had any real copyright and had to stay
within their own genre.