|NAKAMURA SHINGORď I|
Nakamura Shingor˘ I
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Tachű (?)
Adopted son: Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I
1702: first stage appearance in ďsaka; he performs as a wakaonnagata under the name of Iwai Genjir˘. Later on, he becomes disciple of Nakamura Shirogor˘ I and receives the name of Nakamura Shingor˘ I.
5th day of the 1st lunar month of 1712: his master Nakamura Shirogor˘ I dies.
1st lunar month of 1713: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1713: Shingor˘ becomes zamoto.
Fall 1715: Shingor˘ goes back to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1723: Shingor˘ performs at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise "Kogane no Hanagata", which is produced by the zamoto Arashi San'emon III and celebrates the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo star ďtani Hiroji I.
1st lunar month of 1724: premiere at the Kado no Shibai of "Edoe Ukiyo Soga", an Edo-flavored new year drama welcoming in ďsaka the Edo actor ďtani Hiroji I; Shingor˘ plays the roles of Ninomiya Tar˘, Kanki and Tachibotoke Tahei (Gokumon Sh˘bei) [more details].
Fall 1724: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.
Fall 1729: Shingor˘ and Arashi Koiz˘ I go together to Edo.
Fall 1731: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1731: Shingor˘ plays the role of Hirado Gengobŕ in the kaomise drama "Hiragana Imagawaj˘", which is staged in Miyako Mandayű's theater.
9th lunar month of 1732: first Kabuki adaptation of Matsuda Bunk˘d˘ and Hasegawa Senshi puppet theater drama "Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki", which is produced in Ky˘to by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I at Miyako Mandayű's theater; Shingor˘ plays the roles of Iba Jűzaemon and Kagekiyo [casting].
Fall 1734: Shingor˘ and Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ I go together to Edo.
Fall 1735: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.
Fall 1737: Shingor˘ goes back to ďsaka after 13 seasons spent in either Ky˘to or Edo.
Fall 1738: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.
1st lunar month of 1739: Shingor˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Chűgen Gisuke, Iyo Daijin and Hiy˘ Kuroemon in the drama "Keisei Arashiyama".
Fall 1743: Shingor˘ goes back to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1743: Shingor˘ plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Akamatsu Danj˘ in Namiki S˘suke's kaomise drama "Futatsu Biki Nishiki no Manmaku", which is produced at the ďnishi no Shibai by the zamoto Nakamura Jűz˘ I and celebrates the arrival in ďsaka of the star Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I.
12th lunar month of 1745: the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" is performed for the first time in ďsaka, simultaneously in the three major theaters of the city, which starts a competition for the best performance; Shingor˘ plays the role of Tsuribune Sabu at the Kado no Shibai [casting].
Fall 1746: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1746: Shingor˘ plays in the kaomise drama "Tomi Yakata ďmu Kotoba", which is produced at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I; his stage partners are Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Sanogawa Jűkichi (final performance before his death), Nakamura Utaemon I, Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Tamiya Jűzabur˘ I (final performance before his death), Yamatoyama Rinzaemon I (who celebrates his shűmei) and Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I.
1st lunar month of 1749: Shingor˘ falls ill and has to definitively retire.
Nakamura Shingor˘ I was a popular actor, who achieved fame for himself in the Three Cities (ďsaka, Ky˘to, Edo) from the end of the Genroku era to the beginning of the Enky˘ era. He was able to perform a wide range of roles as tachiyaku, katakiyaku or jitsuaku.
The Nakamura Shingor˘ line of actors
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