|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 no 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˘).
24th of the 10th lunar month of 1843: his adopted son Ichikawa Danzabur˘ V dies.
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.
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 no 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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