NAMIKI MIYOSUKE

Playwright names:

Namiki Miyosuke In Japanese | In Japanese

Existence: ???

Connection:

Master: Namiki Gohei I

Career:

Before 1790: disciple of Namiki Gohei I, he received the name of Namiki Miyosuke.

11th lunar month of 1790: Miyosuke worked at the Kado no Shibai, along with his master Namiki Gohei I [1], on the kaomise drama "Ittai Bunshin Nishiki no Okuyama", which was produced by Asao Yatar˘ and celebrated the return in ďsaka (from a tour to Edo) of the star Asao Tamejűr˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1797: Miyosuke worked at the Minamigawa no Shibai in Ky˘to, along with Namiki Jűsuke II and Namiki Miyosuke [2], on the kaomise drama "Nanboku Yuki no Miyako", which celebrated the shűmei of Arashi Raishi I [3] and Arashi Sangor˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1806: Miyosuke worked in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai, along with Tatsuoka Mansaku [4], on the kaomise drama "Akiba Gongen Kaisen Banashi".

1st lunar month of 1810: premiere at the Kado no Shibai of Chikamatsu Tokuz˘ and Miyosuke ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Sato no Funauta" [casting].

11th lunar month of 1812: Miyosuke worked at the Naka no Shibai, along with Nagawa Issen I, on the kaomise drama "Hirugaesu Nishiki no Tamoto", which welcomed in ďsaka the Edo star Band˘ Hikosabur˘ III.

8th lunar month of 1814: Miyosuke worked in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai on the drama "Kamikakete Chikai no Tsumagushi", which was produced by Ichikawa Zentar˘. No record afterwards. He was said to be active up to 1821 but no more record in hy˘banki between 1815 and 1821.

Comments:

Namiki Miyosuke was a Kamigata sakusha, who was active from the beginning of the 1790s to the first half of the 1810s.

[1] The others sakusha were Namiki Senryű II, Namiki Ryűsuke, Namiki Hanz˘, Namiki Ch˘z˘ and Namiki Isabur˘.

[2] The others sakusha were Arashi Sangy˘, Arashi Tokuhei, Morita Ushichi and Morita Manji.

[3] Arashi Raishi I also did his isse ichidai performance.

[4] Others sakusha were Namiki Jűsuke II, Ichioka Washichi I, Nagawa Ujűr˘ and Ichioka Rihei.

The name of Namiki Miyosuke in a 1813 Kamigata hy˘banki (the zone within the red rectangle)

 
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