|ICHIKAWA DANSHIRď IV|
Ichikawa Danshir˘ IV
Real name: Kinoshi Hiroyuki
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Birthday: 20 July 1946
Great-grandfather: Ichikawa Danshir˘ II
Grandfather: Ichikawa En'˘ I
Father: Ichikawa Danshir˘ III
Son: Ichikawa Ennosuke IV
April 1957: he makes his first appearance on stage at the Kabukiza, playing under the name of Ichikawa Kamejir˘ I in the dance "Yuya".
May 1963: big name-taking ceremony for the Omodakaya guild. Ichikawa Ennosuke II becomes Ichikawa En'˘ I; Ichikawa Danko III and Ichikawa Kamejir˘ I receive the names of Ichikawa Ennosuke III and Ichikawa Danko IV.
April 1979: historic revival at the Meijiza of Tsuruya Namboku IV long-forgotten play "Haji Momiji Ase no Kaomise" (commonly called "Date no Jűyaku"); Danshir˘ plays the role of ďe Onitsura [casting].
April 1987: Danshir˘ takes part in the revival at the Meijiza of the play "Jűni Hitoe Komachi Zakura", which includes the famous Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To" [more details].
March 2009: Kabuki adaptation by the famous stage director Ninagawa Yukio of Shakespeareĺs "Twelfth Night", which is titled "Ninagawa Jűniya", from the 24th to the 28th of March 2009 in London (UK) at the Barbican Theater; Danshir˘ plays the role of Isoemon (the Captain) [more details]. The same play is staged with the same casting in June 2009 at the Shimbashi Embuj˘ and in July 2009 at the Sh˘chikuza.
The Ichikawa Danko line of actors
The Ichikawa Danshir˘ line of actors
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