|NAKAMURA TAKESABURď I|
Nakamura Takesabur˘ I
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Existence: ??? ~ 25th day of the 10th lunar month of 1724
Master: Nakamura Gentar˘
???: he starts his career at an unknown date as a disciple of Nakamura Gentar˘, who gives him the name of Nakamura Kikutar˘.
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.
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 1720: Takesabur˘ plays at the Ichimuraza the role of Akamatsu Danj˘zaemon's sister Matsugae in the kaomise drama "Kodakara Imagawaj˘", which celebrated the shűmei of Yamanaka Takejűr˘; the role of Akamatsu Danj˘zaemon 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˘.
25th day of the 10th lunar month of 1724: Takesabur˘ dies in Edo.
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
The Nakamura Takesabur˘ line of actors
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