|ICHIKAWA DANZď V|
Ichikawa Danz˘ V
Nickname: Shibudan (from "Shibui Danz˘", the sober and refined Danz˘)
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Poetry names: Shik˘, K˘san, Sensh˘
Existence: 9th lunar month of 1788 ~ 6th day of the 6th lunar month of 1845
Master: Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I
Adoptive father: Ichikawa Danz˘ IV
1788~1795: born in ďsaka. He starts his career as a disciple of the actor Ichikawa Ebijűr˘ I, who gives him the name of Ichikawa Morinosuke I. He spends his first years in the minor theaters of ďsaka (hama shibai). He is adopted by Ichikawa Danz˘ IV at an unknown date and takes the name of Ichikawa Danjir˘ I, performing in Ky˘to and ďsaka major theaters.
10th lunar month of 1808: his adoptive father Ichikawa Danz˘ IV dies.
1st lunar month of 1815: Ichikawa Danzabur˘ IV takes the name of Ichikawa Shik˘ I in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai, playing 4 roles in the drama "Keisei Wakana no Isaoshi", which is produced by Ichikawa Zentar˘.
1821: tour in Ise.
11th lunar month of 1830: Danz˘ plays at the Kitagawa no Shibai (Ky˘to) the roles of Terukuni and Sakuramaru in the classic "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami"; he suddenly falls ill and has to be replaced by Arashi Sangor˘ IV.
1831: he adopts Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V in order to train him as the next Ichikawa Danz˘.
1837 ~ 1839: Danz˘ goes on tour in the Western provinces.
11th lunar month of 1839: Danz˘ is back in ďsaka, after an absence of 8 years; He plays the roles of Kiichi H˘gen, Akoya and Ch˘emon in the jidaimono "Kiichi H˘gen Sanryaku no Maki", which is staged at the Kado no Shibai.
6th lunar month of 1840: Danz˘ plays for the fifth time the role of the exiled priest Shunkan in the drama "Heike Nyogo-ga-Shima", which is staged at the Sakai Shinchi no Shibai (ďsaka); his stage partners are Fujikawa Kayű III (Chidori), Nakamura Shikan III (Tanzaemon Motoyasu), Arashi Rikaku II (Fujiwara Naritsune) and Nakamura Rankur˘ (Senoo Tar˘).
1st lunar month of 1844: Danz˘ simultaneously plays at the Kado no Shibai and the Naka no Shibai, in the dramas "Keisei Ishikawa-zome" and "Kokusen'ya Gassen". He suddenly falls ill and decided to retire definitively.
3rd lunar month of 1845: his adopted son Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V dies in Edo.
6th lunar month of 1845: Danz˘ dies in ďsaka.
Ichikawa Danz˘ V was an outstanding tachiyaku, the worthy heir of his adoptive father Ichikawa Danz˘ IV. He gave importance to realism in his way of acting. He adopted several of his adoptive father's roles as his own, like Shunkan in the drama "Heike Nyogo-ga-Shima", but was also able to play onnagata or katakiyaku roles. He excelled in wajitsu, bud˘goto and jitsugotoshi roles.
The Ichikawa Danzabur˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Danz˘ line of actors
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