|NAKAMURA SUKEGORď II|
Nakamura Gyoraku I
Line number: NIDAIME (II)
Poetry name: Gyoraku
Existence: 1745 ~ 29th day of the 10th lunar month of 1806
Grandfather: Sengoku Hikosuke I
Father: Nakamura Sukegor˘ I
Adopted son: Nakamura Sukegor˘ III
Disciples: Nakamura Gyoraku II, Nakamura Sukez˘, Nakamura Senji
1745 ~ 1761: his father gives him the name of Sengoku Sukeji at an unknown date. They go on tour together in Kamigata and it is said that he most likely did his training there.
2nd lunar month of 1763: first Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara", which is staged at the Moritaza; Sukeji plays the role of the hinin Dobu Roku [casting|illustrations].
13th day of the 7th lunar month of 1763: his father Nakamura Sukegor˘ I dies.
11th lunar month of 1763: Sengoku Sukeji takes the name of Nakamura Sukegor˘ II at the Moritaza, playing in the kaomise drama "Ume ya Suisen Izu no Irifune", which welcomes in Edo the Kamigata actors Kiriyama Monji I and Arashi Hinaji.
3rd lunar month of 1776: first Kabuki adaptation of Matsu Kanshi I's puppet theater drama "Koi Musume Mukashi Hachij˘", which is staged at the Nakamuraza; Sukegor˘ plays the role of Tsukudaya Kiz˘ [casting].
Summer 1777: the book "Yakusha Sensakuron" ("About actors prying") is published in Edo. It gives some private information on actors. Edo readers learn that Sukegor˘ lives in the district of Izumi-ch˘, his wife Oichi is an ex-courtesan from the pleasure quarter of Fukagawa and his yearly salary is 500 ry˘.
11th lunar month of 1803: Nakamura Sukegor˘ II and his adopted son Nakamura Sukeji II respectively take the names of Nakamura Gyoraku and Nakamura Sukegor˘ III; Gyoraku retires and dies a few years later, the 29th of the 10th lunar month of 1806.
Nakamura Sukegor˘ II playing the role of Danshichi Kurobŕ in the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami", which was staged in the 7th lunar month of 1768 at the Nakamuraza (print made by Katsukawa Shunsh˘)
The Nakamura Sukegor˘ line of actors
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