NAKAMURA SENZď

Stage name:

Nakamura Senz˘ In Japanese

Guild: Yamatoya

Poetry name: Chit˘

Existence: ???

Connection:

Father: Nakamura Danz˘

Career:

Before 1757: son of Nakamura Danz˘, he started his career in kodomo shibai.

11th lunar month of 1757: Senz˘ performed at the Minamigawa no Shibai in the kaomise drama "ďyashiro Musubu no Sanban Tsuzuki", which was produced by Sawamura Kunitar˘ I and Somematsu Matsujir˘. He also played the role of the keisei Yukiume in the kiri ky˘gen drama "Kitano no Goengi Senbon Ume".

11th lunar month of 1758: Senz˘ played at the Kitagawa no Shibai the role of the keisei Mitsuyama in the kaomise drama "Inari Yakata Irifune no Arashi", which was produced by Arashi Sangor˘ II.

11th lunar month of 1760: Senz˘ became zamoto and produced in Ky˘to at the Kitagawa no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Kiku Nagashi Kokka Taiheiki", which celebrated the shűmei of his father Nakamura Manbŕ.

Fall 1763: Senz˘ went to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1763: Senz˘ played at the Kado no Shibai the role of Princess Mitsuki in the kaomise drama "Kachidoki Aun no Ishizue", which was produced by Nakayama Bunshichi I and celebrated the shűmei of Sanogawa Hanazuma III.

1st lunar month of 1764: Senz˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. He shared the same rank as Arashi Hinasuke I, Sanogawa Hanazuma III and Kirinoya Hidematsu.

11th lunar month of 1765: Senz˘ performed at the Naka no Shibai in the kaomise drama "ďzatsuki Shuen no Kachidoki" [1], which was produced by Mimasu Daigor˘ I and Nakamura Utaemon I. He also performed in the kaomise drama "ďzatsuki Shuen no Kachidoki" [1], which was produced by Nakamura Utaemon I.

2nd lunar month of 1770: Senz˘ went back to Ky˘to, where he played the role of the keisei Nanaura in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei Sato no Jinmaku", which was produced by Mimasu Tokujir˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1770: Senz˘ played in Ky˘to at the theater of the nadai Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ and Kameya Kumenoj˘ the role of Sazanami in the kaomise drama "Sakigake Yashima no Kachidoki", which was produced by Onoe Kumesuke.

1st lunar month of 1771: Senz˘ played in the same theater the role of the keisei Naniwazu in the ni-no-kawari drama "Keisei ďe no Kishi". This was his last-recorded appearance on stage.

3rd lunar month of 1771: Senz˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, wakaonnagata section, was j˘-j˘-(shiro)hankichi (superior - superior - (white) half excellent) [visual]. No record afterwards.

Comments:

Nakamura Senz˘ was a promising Kamigata wakaonnagata actor, who was active in Ky˘to and ďsaka from the second half of the 1750s to the beginning of the 1770s. He excelled in keisei roles.

[1] There were two zamoto at the Naka no Shibai, Mimasu Daigor˘ I and Nakamura Utaemon I, and there were two kaomise dramas produced in this theater. Nakamura Utaemon I produced the first drama and Mimasu Daigor˘ I produced the second drama. The two dramas had a different casting but used the same title "ďzatsuki Shuen no Kachidoki".

Kasaya Matakur˘ I (right) and Nakamura Senz˘ (left) performing in the new year drama "Keisei Kamakurayama", which was staged in the 1st lunar month of 1762 in Ky˘to at the Minamigawa no Shibai

 
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