NAKAMURA SHIROGORď VII

Stage names:

Nakamura Shirogor˘ VII In Japanese
Nakamura Seigor˘ III In Japanese
Nakamura Nakasabur˘ In Japanese
Nakamura Takao In Japanese

Real name: Ueda Takao

Guild: Nakamuraya

Line number: SHICHIDAIME (VII)

Existence: 6 February 1931 ~ 22 April 2007

Connections:

Masters: Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVIII, Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII

Career:

April 1948: he becomes disciple of Nakamura Moshio IV and makes his first stage appearance, at the Minamiza, where he receives the name of Nakamura Takao and plays a bonze role in the dance "Kisen".

January 1950: his master takes the prestigious name of Nakamura Kanzabur˘ XVII at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘; Nakamura Takao takes the name of Nakamura Nakasabur˘, playing a soldier role in the drama "Kinkakuji".

July 1964: he becomes nadai and takes the name of Nakamura Seigor˘ III at the Kabukiza, playing the role of Outa in the drama "Komochi Yamanba".

April 1976: Nakamura Seigor˘ III takes the name of Nakamura Shirogor˘ VII at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of a kumosuke and a taiko mochi in the dramas "Suzu-ga-Mori" and "Iyasakae Shibai no Nigiwai".

July 1981: revival at the Kabukiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Hitori Tabi Gojűsan Tsugi"; Shirogor˘ plays the role of Yajirobei [casting].

April 2007: Shirogor˘ appears on stage for the last time, at the Kabukiza where he plays the roles of the sh˘ya Taroemon and Iwagami Tenz˘ in the dramas "Sanemori Monogatari" and "Sakanaya S˘gor˘"; he falls ill the 11th of April and has to be replaced. He dies in T˘ky˘ the 22nd of April 2007.

Comments:

Nakamura Shirogor˘ VII was a talented supporting tachiyaku actor and a tateshi. He often performed supporting roles in duo with Nakamura Genzaemon II. One of his best roles was ďshima Sagaemon in the drama "Natsu Matsuri".

The mon of Nakamura Shirogor˘ VII (the ginkgo tree)

The Nakamura Shirogor˘ line of actors

 
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