|NAKAMURA FUKUSUKE V|
Real name: Sasaki Motokiyo
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Existence: 21 July 1910 ~ 1 January 1969
Adoptive father: Nakamura Baigyoku III
Son: Nakamura Masajir˘ IV
21 July 1910: born in ďsaka in the district of Minami-Ku.
January 1935: Nakamura Fukusuke IV and Nakamura Masajir˘ III respectively take the names of Nakamura Baigyoku III and Nakamura Fukusuke V in ďsaka at the Nakaza; the new Fukusuke plays the role of the yakko Yatahei in the drama "Ishida no Tsubone".
1940: Fukusuke moves back to the Sh˘chiku Company.
February 1948: Fukusuke plays at the ďsaka Kabukiza the roles of Sagisaka Bannai and Genroku in the classic "Kanadehon Chűshingura"; his adoptive father appears on stage for the last time, playing the role of Honz˘'s wife Tonase.
18 March 1948: his adoptive father Nakamura Baigyoku III dies.
1954: Fukusuke joins the troupe led by Nakamura Kichiemon I.
February 1955: second edition at the Kabukiza from the 24th to the 27th of February of the Tsubomikai, a study group led by Nakamura Utaemon VI [more details]. Izumi Ky˘ka's drama "Tenshu Monogatari" is staged for the first time with Kabuki actors; Fukusuke plays the role of Shu-no-Banb˘ in "Tenshu Monogatari" [casting].
July 1955: premiere at the T˘ky˘ Takarazuka Theater of Uno Nobuo's drama "M˘moku Monogatari"; Fukusuke plays the role of Ch˘roken [more details]. This drama was part of the first T˘h˘ Kabuki postwar performance. The T˘ky˘ Takarazuka Theater was taken over by the American occupation forces in 1945, becoming the Ernie Pyle Theater. It was forbiden to Japanese for 10 years and was finally given back to the T˘h˘ Company in 1955, which renamed it with its original name.
May 1965: shűmei at the Kabukiza for 3 young actors of the Otowaya guild; Onoe Ushinosuke V, Onoe Sakon I and Band˘ Kamesabur˘ IV respectively took the names of Onoe Kikunosuke IV, Onoe Tatsunosuke I, and Band˘ Shinsui VIII. The program also commemorated the 16th anniversary (17th memorial service) of the passing away of Onoe Kikugor˘ VI. Revival in the same theater of the danmari "Otowa-ga-Dake Danmari"; Fukusuke plays the role of Futaara no Iwagor˘ [more details].
1 January 1969: Fukusuke dies.
Nakamura Fukusuke V was was a talented supporting tachiyaku actor and a mainstay for a surviving Kamigata Kabuki, who excelled in katakiyaku roles performed in an old-fashioned style. He was one of the seven actors who created the Shichinin no Kai.
The Nakamura Masajir˘ line of actors
The Nakamura Fukusuke line of actors
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