|NAKAMURA BAIGYOKU III|
Real name: Sasaki Inosuke
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Sanjaku
Existence: 14 January 1875 ~ 18 March 1948
Father: Nakamura Baigyoku II
Adopted son: Nakamura Fukusuke V
1875: born in ďsaka in the district of Kita-Shinchi (a famous pleasure quarter).
September 1880: he made his first appearance on stage in ďsaka at the Naka no Shibai, where he received the name of Nakamura Masajir˘ II.
October 1907: Nakamura Masajir˘ II and his adoptive father Nakamura Fukusuke III took the respective names of Nakamura Fukusuke IV and Nakamura Baigyoku II in ďsaka at the Kadoza; the new Fukusuke played the roles of Terukuni and Yodarekuri Yotar˘ in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami". Premiere at the Kadoza of Watanabe Katei's chűshinguramono "Tsuchiya Chikara"; Fukusuke played the role of Osono [more details].
8 June 1921: his adoptive father Nakamura Baigyoku II died.
March 1923: Fukusuke played at the Minamiza the role of S˘shichi in the drama "Koi Minato Hakata no Hitofushi"; his stage partners were Jitsukawa Enjaku II (Kezori) and Arashi Hirosabur˘ (the courtesan Kojor˘).
March 1924: Fukusuke played at the Naniwaza (ďsaka) the role of Katsuyori in the drama "Honch˘ Nijűshik˘"; the roles of Nureginu and Princess Yaegaki were played by Sawamura S˘nosuke I and Nakamura Jakuemon III.
January 1935: Nakamura Fukusuke IV and Nakamura Masajir˘ III respectively took the names of Nakamura Baigyoku III and Nakamura Fukusuke V in ďsaka at the Nakaza; the new Baigyoku played the roles of Sodehagi and the tsubone Ishida in "Sodehagi Saimon" and "Ishida no Tsubone".
1 February 1935: Nakamura Ganjir˘ I died.
April 1936: Baigyoku played at the Kabukiza the role of Chiyo in the "Terakoya" scene of the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; his stage partners were Onoe Kikugor˘ VI (Matsu˘maru), Nakamura Kichiemon I (Genz˘) and Nakamura Tokiz˘ III (Tonami).
March 1944: Baigyoku played at the ďsaka Kabukiza the role of Princess Toki in the classic "Kamakura Sandaiki"; his stage partners were Jitsukawa Enjaku II (Sasaki Takatsuna) and Ichimura Uzaemon XV (Miuranosuke).
February 1948: Baigyoku appeared on stage for the last time, in ďsaka at the ďsaka Kabukiza, where he played the role of Honz˘'s wife Tonase in the 9th act of the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; the role of Kakogawa Honz˘ was played by Band˘ Jusabur˘ III.
18 March 1948: Baigyoku died.
Nakamura Baigyoku III was an outstanding Kamigata onnagata and nimaime. His two great stage partners were Nakamura Ganjir˘ I in Kamigata and Onoe Kikugor˘ VI in T˘ky˘. He was outstanding in maruhonmono.
The Nakamura Masajir˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Fukusuke line of actors
The Nakamura Baigyoku line of actors
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