|NAKAMURA FUKUSUKE V|
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Existence: 10 May 1900 ~ 1 August 1933
Father: Nakamura Utaemon V
Brother: Nakamura Utaemon VI
Son: Nakamura Shikan VII
July 1904: first stage appearance, at the T˘ky˘za, where he receives the name of Nakamura Kotar˘ II.
April 1916: Nakamura Kotar˘ II takes the name of Nakamura Fukusuke V at the Kabukiza.
March 1921: Fukusuke plays at the Yokohama Gekij˘ the role of Matsushima in the drama "Meiboku Sendai Hagi".
February 1922: revival at the Imperial Theater of the Nagauta-based dance-drama "Tsuki no Kao Monaka no Natorigusa", which is entitled "Oniji Hy˘shimai"; Fukusuke plays the role of Matsu-no-Mae [more details].
March 1923: Fukusuke plays at the Imperial Theater the leading role of the dance "Onna to Kage" ("The woman and the shadow"), based on a script written by Paul Claudel and a choreography made by Kineya Sakichi.
January 1931: Fukusuke plays at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘ the role of Chiyo in the "Terakoya" scene of the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; his stage partners are Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (Matsu˘maru), Nakamura Kichiemon I (Genz˘) and Onoe Taganoj˘ III (Tonami).
July 1931: premiere in T˘ky˘ at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘ of the play "Ippon Gatana Dohy˘ Iri", written by Hasegawa Shin, in which Kikugor˘ plays the role of Otsuta; the role of M˘hei is played by Onoe Kikugor˘ VI [casting].
March 1933: Fukusuke appears on stage for the last time, playing at the Kabukiza the roles of Satsuki, Motome and Okuma in the dramas "Toki-ha Ima Kiky˘ no Hataage", "Imoseyama Onna Teikin" (the "Mikasayama Goten" scene) and "Tsuyu Kosode Mukashi Hachij˘".
Nakamura Fukusuke V was a talented onnagata actor, who unfortunately died too young. He could have been Nakamura Utaemon VI but he met with a tragic and early end.
Nakamura Fukusuke V playing the role of Ohan in the drama "Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami" (print made by Natori Shunsen in 1928)
The Nakamura Kotar˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Fukusuke line of actors
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