|ONOE MATSUSUKE IV|
Onoe Matsusuke IV
Real name: Kurihara Umegor˘
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Poetry name: Baiga
Existence: 29th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1843 ~ 5 September 1928
1843: born in ďsaka in the district of Shimanouchi. His father Kurihara Yasuke was a backstage assistant of the Edo star Matsumoto K˘shir˘ V.
1844: he goes back to Edo with his father.
11th lunar month of 1849: his master Matsumoto Kinsh˘ dies.
1st lunar month of 1865: he becomes disciple of Ichimura Kakitsu IV and receives the name of Ichimura Kitsugor˘.
8th lunar month of 1868: great shűmei at the Ichimuraza; Ichimura Kakitsu IV and Ichimura Takematsu III respectively take the names of Onoe Kikugor˘ V and Ichimura Uzaemon XIV; Ichimura Kitsugor˘ takes the name of Onoe Umegor˘.
June 1881: Onoe Umegor˘ takes the name of Onoe Matsusuke IV at the Shintomiza, playing the role of Kajiwara Heiz˘ Kagetoki in Kawatake Mokuami's jidaimono "Youchi Soga Kariba no Akebono". Premiere in the same theater of Kawatake Shinshichi II's dance-drama "Tsuchi Gumo", which is staged to commemorate the 32nd anniversary (33rd memorial service) of late Onoe Kikugor˘ III; Matsusuke plays the role of Usui Sadamitsu [casting].
November 1883: premiere at the Ichimuraza of Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Z˘ho Tenjiku Tokubŕ", a revision of Tsuruya Namboku IV's "Tenjiku Tokubŕ Ikoku Banashi"; Matsusuke plays the roles of Yamana Tokigor˘ and Kojima Yoshir˘ [casting].
February 1885: Matsusuke takes part in the opening ceremony of the Chitoseza [more details]. Premiere at the Chitoseza of Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Suitengű Megumi no Fukagawa"; Matsusuke plays the roles of sahainin Yohei and Ibaraki Denji [casting].
January 1892: premiere at the Kabukiza of Kawatake Shinshichi III's drama "Shiobara Tasuke Ichidaiki"; Matsusuke plays the roles of the farmer Shiobara Kakuemon, Akidarugai Kyűhachi and Matatabi Okaku [casting].
18 February 1903: his master Onoe Kikugor˘ V dies.
April 1910: premiere at the Kabukiza of "Yuki no Yűbe Iriya no Azemichi", a few scenes taken from "Kumo ni Magou Ueno no Hatsuhana" focusing on Kataoka Naojir˘ and his lover Michitose and staged independently from the rest of the play; Matsusuke plays the role of the blind masseur J˘ga [casting].
Onoe Matsusuke IV playing the role of K˘mori Yasu in the drama "Yowa Nasake Ukina no Yokogushi" (print made by Natori Shunsen)
The Onoe Matsusuke line of actors
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