NAKAMURA TAKESABURď I

Stage names:

Nakamura Takesabur˘ I
Nakamura Kikutar˘

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Existence: ??? ~ 25th day of the 10th lunar month of 1724

Connection:

Master: Nakamura Gentar˘

Career:

???: he starts his career at an unknown date as a disciple of Nakamura Gentar˘, who gives him the name of Nakamura Kikutar˘.

11th lunar month of 1707: Nakamura Kikutar˘ takes the name of Nakamura Takesabur˘ I at the Ichimuraza, playing the role of Princess Umezono in the kaomise drama "Hachinoki ďkagami".

1st lunar month of 1714: Takesabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘ (superior - superior).

11th lunar month of 1714: Takesabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Naishi-no-Kami in the kaomise drama "Banmin Daifukuch˘".

1st lunar month of 1715: Takesabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of the courtesan Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘ (Soga Gor˘'s lover) in the new year drama "Band˘ Ichi Kotobuki Soga"; the roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune, Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari, Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune and Kobayashi no Asahina are played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, Katsuyama Matagor˘, Ogawa Zengor˘ I and Tomizawa Hanzabur˘ I.

5th lunar month of 1715: Takesabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of Princess Taema in the drama "Narukami J˘nin"; the role of the wicked priest Narukami is played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1715: Takesabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of Kesa Gozen in the kaomise drama "Kogane no Kaburi Konrei Yorimasa".

11th day of the 1st lunar month of 1716: a fire breaks out in the district of Shitaya Ike-no-Hata and spreads to others sections of Edo, destroying both the Ichimuraza and the Nakamuraza. Takesabur˘ has to take some unintended vacation during the rebuilding of the theater.

2nd lunar month of 1716: Takesabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of the courtesan Kewaizaka no Sh˘sh˘ (Gor˘'s lover) in the new year drama "Shikirei Yawaragi Soga". The roles of Soga Gor˘ Tokimune, Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune and Kobayashi no Asahina are played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, Hayakawa Dengor˘ and ďtani Hiroji I. The play includes a "Sukeroku" section in which the roles of Sukeroku, Agemaki and Ikyű are played by Ichikawa Danjűr˘ II, Takesabur˘ and ďtani Hiroemon I.

11th lunar month of 1716: Takesabur˘ plays at the Nakamuraza in the kaomise drama "Mitsudomoe Katoku Biraki", which celebrates the shűmei of Arashi Kiyosabur˘ II.

1st lunar month of 1717: Takesabur˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, is j˘-j˘-(shiro)kichi (superior - superior - (white) excellent).

11th lunar month of 1720: Takesabur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Akamatsu Danj˘ Saemon's sister Matsugae in the kaomise drama "Kodakara Imagawaj˘"; the role of Akamatsu Danj˘ Saemon is played by Yamanaka Heikur˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1721: Takesabur˘ plays in the same theater the role of the courtesan ďiso no Tora (Soga Jűr˘'s lover) in the new year sogamono "Tsurukame Wakayagi Soga"; his stage partners in the roles of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari, Soga Gor˘ Tokimune and Kud˘ Saemon Suketsune are Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, Ichimura Takenoj˘ IV and Yamanaka Takejűr˘.

11th lunar month of 1721: Takesabur˘ appears on stage for the last time, at the Nakamuraza, playing the role of Princess Ojima in the kaomise drama "Torisaka no J˘ Tsuru no Sugomori".

25th day of the 10th lunar month of 1724: Takesabur˘ dies in Edo.

Comments:

Nakamura Takesabur˘ I was a promising wakaonnagata actor, who made a short but successful career in Edo during the first quarter of the 18th century. He excelled in musume or keisei roles. He was also a talented Kouta musician.

Nakamura Takesabur˘ I

Print made by Torii Kiyomasu 1718~1720

The Nakamura Takesabur˘ line of actors

 
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