MATSUI SHďď

Playwright names:

Matsui Sh˘˘ In Japanese
Matsui Sh˘y˘ In Japanese

Real Name: Matsui Masaharu

Existence: 18th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1870 [1] ~ 14 July 1933

Career:

18th day of the 2nd lunar month of 1870 [1]: born in Shiogama in the province of Rikuzen.

September 1899: premiere at the Meijiza of the drama "Aku Genta", written for Ichikawa Sadanji I.

January 1908: premiere at the Meijiza of the drama "Kesa to Morit˘", starring Ichikawa Sadanji II and Ichikawa Suisen II in the roles of End˘ Musha Morit˘ and Kesa Gozen.

November 1918: premiere at the Shintomiza of the drama "Yodogimi"; Nakamura Utaemon V played the leading and eponymous role of Lady Yodo (Yodogimi).

December 1918: premiere at the Imperial Theater of the drama "Taik˘ki Ch˘sen no Maki", written for Ichikawa Chűsha VII.

January 1919: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Retsujo Hatsuko", written for Nakamura Utaemon V.

March 1919: premiere at the Meijiza of the drama "R˘ma no Shisha", written for Ichikawa Sadanji II.

January 1920: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Gokoku Onna Taiheiki", written for Nakamura Utaemon V.

March 1921: premiere at the Meijiza of the drama "Yuki no Furu Yo", written for Ichikawa Ennosuke II.

April 1921: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Meiji Daiichi'nen", written for Nakamura Utaemon V and Ichikawa Sadanji II.

July 1921: premiere at the Shintomiza of the drama "Y˘san no Ie", written for Nakamura Utaemon V and Nakamura Kichiemon I.

August 1921: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Raimei", written for Ichikawa Ennosuke II and Band˘ Shűch˘ III.

January 1922: premiere on an outdoor stage built in the precincts of the Chion'in Temple (Ky˘to) of the drama "Oda Nobunaga", written for Ichikawa Sadanji II and Band˘ Jusabur˘ III.

January 1923: premiere at the Shintomiza of the drama "Kiyosu-j˘ Monogatari", written for Nakamura Utaemon V.

March 1923: premiere at the Hong˘za of the drama "Satsuma no Yodogimi", written for Nakamura Utaemon V.

May 1923: premiere at the Meijiza of the drama "Santa Maria", written for Nakamura Utaemon V.

June 1923: premiere at the Shintomiza of the drama "Ieyasu no Haha", written for Nakamura Utaemon V.

June 1924: premiere at the Hong˘za of the drama "Masako to Yoritomo", starring Ichikawa Sh˘ch˘ II and Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VI in the roles of Lady Masako and Minamoto no Yoritomo.

July 1924: premiere at the Sh˘chikuza of the drama "Mongaku", starring Ichikawa Sadanji II, Ichikawa Sh˘ch˘ II and Ichikawa Sumiz˘ VI in the roles of the priest Mongaku, Lady Masako and Minamoto no Yoritomo.

August 1924: premiere at the Naniwaza (ďsaka) of the drama "Yoshitsune to Ise Sabur˘", written for Nakamura Senjaku I and Band˘ Jusabur˘ III.

November 1924: premiere at the H˘gakuza of the drama "ďiso Koiso", starring Ichikawa Ennosuke II and Band˘ Shűch˘ III in the roles of Soga Jűr˘ Sukenari and ďiso no Tora (Jűr˘'s lover).

November 1925: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Nogi Sh˘gun", starring Ichikawa Sadanji II in the role of Nogi Maresuke.

January 1926: premiere at the Imperial Theater of the drama "Oimatsu Wakamatsu", starring Sawamura S˘jűr˘ VII, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII, Onoe Baik˘ VI, Onoe Eizabur˘ VII and Morita Kan'ya XIII in the roles of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Musashi Saemon Arikuni, the ama Oimatsu, Oimatsu's daughter Wakamatsu and Hamatar˘.

March 1926: premiere at the Nakaza (ďsaka) of the drama "Yamabuki no Sato", written for Jitsukawa Enjaku II and Band˘ Shűch˘ III.

April 1926: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Yodogimi Odawara-jin", written for Nakamura Utaemon V.

May 1926: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Kusunoki Masashige", written for Ichikawa Sadanji II.

July 1926: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Fűky˘ Yuki no Yobanashi", written for Ichimura Uzaemon XV.

February 1927: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Kojima Takanori", written for Ichikawa Sadanji II.

April 1927: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Genpei Seisuiki", written for Nakamura Utaemon V and Ichikawa Chűsha VII.

January 1928: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Izumi Shikibu", written for Nakamura Utaemon V.

March 1928: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Matagor˘ Ky˘dai", written for Onoe Kikugor˘ VI and Ichimura Uzaemon XV.

May 1928: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Taira no Kiyomori", written for Ichikawa Chűsha VII.

June 1928: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Ueno Sens˘", written for Onoe Kikugor˘ VI and Kataoka Nizaemon XI.

September 1928: premiere at the Imperial Theater of the drama "Oman Gengobŕ", written for Morita Kan'ya XIII.

September 1929: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Shinjuku K˘shinkyoku", written for Nakamura Kichiemon I.

October 1929: premiere at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ of the drama "Takano Ch˘ei", starring Onoe Kikugor˘ VI in the eponymous role of the scholar Takano Ch˘ei.

January 1931: premiere at the T˘ky˘ Gekij˘ of the drama "Edo kara T˘ky˘", written for Onoe Kikugor˘ VI.

May 1931: premiere at the Imperial Theater of the drama "Yamada Nagamasa", starring Kataoka Gat˘ IV in the eponymous role of Yamada Nagamasa.

June 1931: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Jij˘ no Aki", written for Onoe Kikugor˘ VI and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ VII.

March 1932: premiere at the Kabukiza of the war propaganda drama "Nikudan Sanyűshi", written for Onoe Kikugor˘ VI and Ichimura Uzaemon XV.

May 1933: premiere at the Kabukiza of the drama "Iwakura Tomomi", starring Ichikawa Sadanji II in the eponymous role of Iwakura Tomomi.

14 July 1933: Sh˘˘ died.

Comments:

Matsui Sh˘˘ was a playwright, director, scholar, writer and critic, who was active at the end of the 19th century and during the first third of the 20th century. He worked a lot for Ichikawa Sadanji II or Nakamura Utaemon V.

[1] The 18th day of the 2nd lunar month of the 3rd year of the Meiji era was the 19th of March 1870 in the western calendar.

Matsui Sh˘˘

 
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