NAGAWA KUNISUKE

Playwright names:

Nagawa Kunisuke In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Nagawa Shimesuke I

Disciple: Nagawa Kumesuke

Career:

1785: disciple of Nagawa Shimesuke I, he starts his career as a sakusha in Ky˘to at Miyako Mandayű's theater.

1797: Kunisuke settles in ďsaka.

3rd lunar month of 1808: the drama "Hachijin Shugo no Honj˘", which was originally written for the puppet theater and premiered in the 9th lunar month of 1807 in ďsaka, is adapted for Kabuki by the sakusha Nagawa Kunisuke, Nagawa Tokusuke I and Ichioka Washichi I and staged in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai [casting].

Fall 1814: Kunisuke goes to Edo, along with the actors Arashi Sangor˘ III, Nakayama Sharyű, Arashi Umatar˘ I and others minor actors.

11th lunar month of 1814: Kunisuke works at the Ichimuraza, along with Tsuruya Nanboku IV (tatesakusha), Matsui K˘z˘ II and Sakurada Jisuke II, for the creation of the drama "Sekai no Hana Sugawara Denju", which celebrates the shűmei of ďtani Hiroemon IV.

Fall 1817: Kunisuke goes back to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1817: Kunisuke becomes tatesakusha and works at the Minamigawa no Shibai for the production of "Kaeribana Somewake Tazuna", which welcomes in Ky˘to the Kamigata star Kataoka Nizaemon VII. We don't know what happens to him afterwards for he disappears from the records.

Comments:

Nagawa Kunisuke was a Kamigata sakusha, who was active from the middle of the 1780s to the end of the 1810s and who took part in the creation of more than 35 Kabuki dramas.

 
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