|MIMASU DAIGORď V|
Mimasu Daigor˘ V
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Poetry name: Baisha, Baish˘
Existence: 1807 ~ 1 November 1873
Father: Nakamura Mitsuz˘
Master: Mimasu Daigor˘ IV
Son: Mimasu Tanin VI
1807: born in Kamigata. He is the son of Nakamura Mitsuz˘. He starts his career at an early age as a disciple of Mimasu Tanin III and successively receives the names of Mimasu Fukunosuke and Mimasu Kuranosuke I.
1831: he takes the name of Mimasu Tanin IV.
11th lunar month of 1843: Tanin plays at the Chikugo no Shibai the role of Yoshitsune in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; the roles of Shizuka Gozen and the fox Genkur˘ are played by Arashi Rikaku II and Nakamura Shikan III.
1845: Mimasu Tanin IV takes the name of Mimasu Baisha I.
4th lunar month of 1845: Baisha achieves a great success in the same theater by playing the role of Sasaki Takatsuna in the drama "Kamakura Sandaiki"; the roles of Princess Toki and Miuranosuke are played by Band˘ Shűka I and Ichimura Uzaemon XII.
Fall 1846: he becomes disciple of the star Nakamura Utaemon IV.
Summer 1850: he goes back to Kamigata and takes back back the name of Mimasu Baisha I.
13th day of the 5th lunar month of 1859: his master Mimasu Daigor˘ IV dies.
10th lunar month of 1859: Baisha plays at the Kado no Shibai the roles of Yoshitsune and Yokawa no Zenji Kakuhan in the drama "Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura"; the roles of Shizuka Gozen and the fox Genkur˘ are played by Arashi Rikaku II and Onoe Tamiz˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1864: Mimasu Baisha I takes the name of Mimasu Daigor˘ V at the Minamigawa no Shibai, playing in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; the performance is interrupted one day by a big brawl within the theater between members of the Shinsengumi and rivals.
September 1873: Daigor˘ appears on stage for the last time, playing at the Kado no Shibai the role of ďshio Heihachir˘ in the drama "ďshio Uwasa no Kikigaki". He suddenly falls ill and has to be replaced by Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ V. He dies in ďsaka the 1st of November.
Mimasu Daigor˘ V was a talented tachiyaku and jitsuaku actor, famous for his great stage presence and excellent in bud˘goto roles. His vocal projection and the way he delivered his lines were both outstanding. He focused on fukeyaku roles in his latter years.
Mimasu Daigor˘ V playing the role of Hisayoshi in the drama "Keisei Ishikawa-zome", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1866 at the Kado no Shibai (print made by Utagawa Hironobu I)
The Mimasu Tanin line of actors
The Nakamura Gennosuke line of actors
The Mimasu Daigor˘ line of actors
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