|ONOE KOISABURď III|
Real name: Kagawa Yoshio
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Senjaku
Existence: 26 February 1897 ~ 30 December 1974
Father: Nakamura Kansuke II
Master: Onoe Kikugor˘ VI
Son: Onoe Koinosuke
July 1913: he started his career as a disciple of Onoe Kikugor˘ VI and made his debut on stage at the Kabukiza, where he received the name of Onoe Kotosabur˘ and performed in the drama "Minatogawa Satsuki no Hitoyo".
May 1920: he became nadai and was allowed to take the disused name of Onoe Koisabur˘ III; he performed at the Ichimuraza in the drama "Otokodate Shibai Mae no Nigiwai", which also celebrated the shűmei of Onoe Shinshichi V and Onoe Kikujűr˘ III.
October 1944: Koisabur˘ played for the first time the role of Izumiya Seibŕ in the drama "Bunshichi Mottoi", which was staged at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘; the role of Ch˘bŕ was played by Onoe Kikugor˘ VI.
March 1948: Koisabur˘ played at the Mitsukoshi Gekij˘ the role of Fujiwara no Shihei in the drama "Kurumabiki"; the roles of Matsu˘maru, Ume˘maru and Sakuramaru were played by Band˘ Hikosabur˘ VII, Onoe Kur˘emon II and Ichimura Kakitsu VIII.
10 July 1949: his master Onoe Kikugor˘ VI died.
December 1969: Koisabur˘ played at the Kabukiza the role of Miyako Hy˘gor˘ in the drama "Sendai Watarij˘ Hibun".
30 December 1974: Koisabur˘ died.
Onoe Koisabur˘ III was an important supporting tachiyaku actor and a member of the Onoe Kikugor˘ Gekidan, who served for more than 61 years three generations of masters of the Onoe clan: Onoe Kikugor˘ VI, Onoe Baik˘ VII and Onoe Kikugor˘ VII. His best roles were Genroku ("Kanpei Harakiri"), Izumiya Seibŕ ("Bunshichi Mottoi"), Rokur˘dayű ("Ishikiri Kajiwara"), the cook Sukeji ("Kurayami no Ushimatsu"), Ikiuma no Ganpachi ("Shisen Ry˘") and Tahŕ ("Sakanaya S˘gor˘").
Onoe Koisabur˘ III
The Onoe Koisabur˘ line of actors
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