|ICHIKAWA DANNOSUKE III|
Ichikawa Dannosuke III
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Sank˘
Existence: 1786 ~ 2nd day of the 11th lunar month of 1817
Father: Ichikawa Danz˘ IV
Brother: Ichikawa Dannosuke IV
1800: he becomes wakaonnagata and takes the name of Ichikawa Dannosuke III.
Fall 1806: Dannosuke goes to Edo.
9th day of the 10th lunar month of 1808: his father Ichikawa Danz˘ IV dies.
7th lunar month of 1811: premiere at the Ichimuraza of "Tamamo-no-Mae Obana no Nishiki", the Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "Tamamo-no-Mae Asahi no Tamoto"; Dannosuke plays the role of Kazusanosuke's wife Tokiwazu [more details].
3rd lunar month of 1814: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Tsuruya Namboku IV's drama "Sumidagawa Hana no Goshozome", commonly called "Onna Seigen"; Dannosuke plays the roles of Onoe and ďgigaya [more details].
7th lunar month of 1814: Dannosuke plays at the Ichimuraza the role of the courtesan Hakata Kojor˘ in the play "Imaori Hakata no Irifune", which is very similar to "Kezori". His stage partners are Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VII (the smuggler Genkai Nadaemon) and Seki Sanjűr˘ II (Komachiya S˘shichi).
11th lunar month of 1815: Dannosuke's yearly salary is 800 ry˘.
12th day of the 1st lunar month of 1817: a fire breaks out in the district of Norimono-ch˘, which destroys the Kiriza.
3rd lunar month of 1817: the Kiriza and welcomes for its reopening a group of 13 Kamigata, which is led by the star Kataoka Nizaemon VII and Band˘ Jűtar˘. Dannosuke performs in the drama "Shinbutai Megumi no Ishizue".
10th lunar month of 1817: Dannosuke fails in the management of the Kiriza and has to hand over his license for Kabuki performances to the Miyakoza. He falls ill and, because of both illness and the heavy burden of the Kiriza debts, commits suicide the 2nd of the 11th lunar month of 1817.
Ichikawa Dannosuke III was a talented and popular onnagata actor, who made a short but successful career in Edo during the Bunka era. He was able to play any kind of female role, in jidaimono as well as in sewamono.
Ichikawa Dannosuke III playing the role of Shizuka Gozen in the travelling dance (michiyuki) "Yoshinoyama" of the drama "Yoshitsune Sembon Zakura", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1815 at the Ichimuraza (print made by Utagawa Toyokuni I)
The Ichikawa Danko line of actors
The Ichikawa Dannosuke line of actors
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