NAKAMURA SHINGORď I

Stage names:

Nakamura Shingor˘ I
Iwai Genjir˘

Line number: SHODAI (I)

Poetry name: Tachű (?)

Existence: ???

Connection:

Masters: Nakamura Shirogor˘ I, Iwai Hanshir˘ I

Adopted son: Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I

Disciples: Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I, Nakamura Ky˘jűr˘ I, Nakamura Kichiya I

Career:

1702: first stage appearance in ďsaka; he performs as a wakaonnagata under the name of Iwai Genjir˘. Later on, he becomes disciple of Nakamura Shirogor˘ I and receives the name of Nakamura Shingor˘ I.

11th lunar month of 1710: Shingor˘ becomes tachiyaku and plays in ďsaka in the kaomise drama "Shinzome Hinagata Ch˘ja". He also achieves a great success by performing in a sanbas˘ dance.

5th day of the 1st lunar month of 1712: his master Nakamura Shirogor˘ I dies.

1st lunar month of 1713: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1713: Shingor˘ becomes zamoto.

2nd lunar month of 1714: Shingor˘ produces in Ky˘to the kaomise drama "Tar˘zuki Wak˘ no ďnuki".

Fall 1715: Shingor˘ goes back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1715: Shingor˘ plays in the kaomise drama "Saiwai Mochimaru Ch˘ja", which celebrates the shűmei of Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

11th lunar month of 1717: Shingor˘ plays in ďsaka at the Kado no Shibai the role of Amakawa Kinz˘ in the kaomise drama "Benten Ch˘ja Uga no Tama", which was produced by Ogino Kinnoj˘.

11th lunar month of 1723: Shingor˘ performs at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise "Kogane no Hanagata", which is produced by the zamoto Arashi San'emon III and celebrates the arrival in ďsaka of the Edo star ďtani Hiroji I.

1st lunar month of 1724: premiere at the Kado no Shibai of "Edoe Ukiyo Soga", an Edo-flavored new year drama welcoming in ďsaka the Edo actor ďtani Hiroji I; Shingor˘ plays the roles of Ninomiya Tar˘, Kanki and Tachibotoke Tahei (Gokumon Sh˘bei) [more details].

Fall 1724: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1724: Shingor˘ plays in the kaomise drama "Yomeiri Miyako no Shimadai", which is produced by the zamoto Ogino Umenosuke at Ebisuya Kichir˘bŕ's theater.

1st lunar month of 1726: Shingor˘'s rank in the Ky˘to hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

11th lunar month of 1728: Shingor˘ plays the role of Kanemori S˘jűr˘ in the kaomise drama "Daimy˘ Kogane no Uroko", which is produced by Sanogawa Mangiku at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater.

Fall 1729: Shingor˘ and Arashi Koiz˘ I go together to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1729: Shingor˘ achieves a great success at the Moritaza, playing in the kaomise drama "Yahagi no Ch˘ja Kogane no Ishizue".

11th lunar month of 1730: Shingor˘ moves to the Ichimuraza and plays the role of Sano Genzaemon Tsuneyo in the kaomise drama "Hiragana Tokiwa Hachinoki".

1st lunar month of 1731: Shingor˘'s rank in the Edo hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

Fall 1731: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1731: Shingor˘ plays the role of Hirado Gengobŕ in the kaomise drama "Hiragana Imagawaj˘", which is staged in Miyako Mandayű's theater.

9th lunar month of 1732: first Kabuki adaptation of Matsuda Bunk˘d˘ and Hasegawa Senshi puppet theater drama "Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki", which is produced in Ky˘to by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I at Miyako Mandayű's theater; Shingor˘ plays the roles of Iba Jűzaemon and Kagekiyo [casting].

Fall 1734: Shingor˘ and Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ I go together to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1734: Shingor˘ plays at the Nakamuraza the role of the boatman Konpira Sugiemon, in reality Mando, in the kaomise drama "Ky˘ganoko Secchű no Tamatori".

Fall 1735: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1735: Shingor˘ plays the role of ďdaka K˘suke in the kaomise drama "Bankoku ďshimadai", which is produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

Fall 1737: Shingor˘ goes back to ďsaka after 13 seasons spent in either Ky˘to or Edo.

11th lunar month of 1737: Shingor˘ plays at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Iwatogura Kogane Masugata", which is produced by Iwai Hanshir˘ III.

1st lunar month of 1738: Shingor˘'s rank in the ďsaka hy˘banki, tachiyaku section, is j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent).

Fall 1738: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1738: Shingor˘ plays in Tomimura Takichi's kaomise drama "Ichi no Tomi H˘rai Yakata", which is produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I at Kameya Kumenoj˘'s theater.

1st lunar month of 1739: Shingor˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Chűgen Gisuke, Iyo Daijin and Hiy˘ Kuroemon in the drama "Keisei Arashiyama".

Fall 1739: Shingor˘ and his adopted son Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I go back to ďsaka. They most likely perform at the Kado no Shibai.

11th lunar month of 1740: Shingor˘ plays at the ďnishi no Shibai in the kaomise drama "Yaguruma Yakata no Fuji", which is produced by Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I.

Fall 1741: Shingor˘, his adopted son Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Nakayama Shinkur˘ I and ďtani Hiroji I go together to Edo.

11th lunar month of 1741: Shingor˘ plays at the Nakamuraza a minor role in Hayakawa Denshir˘'s kaomise drama "En'ya Hangan Koky˘ no Nishiki".

1st lunar month of 1742: Shingor˘ plays in the same theater the roles of Hitachinosuke Yorikuni and Yaoya Kyűbŕ in the drama "Musume Soga Gaijin Yashima".

Fall 1743: Shingor˘ goes back to ďsaka.

11th lunar month of 1743: Shingor˘ plays at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Akamatsu Danj˘ in Namiki S˘suke's kaomise drama "Futatsu Biki Nishiki no Manmaku", which is produced at the ďnishi no Shibai by the zamoto Nakamura Jűz˘ I and celebrates the arrival in ďsaka of the star Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I.

12th lunar month of 1745: the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" is performed for the first time in ďsaka, simultaneously in the three major theaters of the city, which starts a competition for the best performance; Shingor˘ plays the role of Tsuribune Sabu at the Kado no Shibai [casting].

Fall 1746: Shingor˘ goes to Ky˘to.

11th lunar month of 1746: Shingor˘ plays in the kaomise drama "Tomi Yakata ďmu Kotoba", which is produced at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I; his stage partners are Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I, Anegawa Shinshir˘ I, Sanogawa Jűkichi (final performance before his death), Nakamura Utaemon I, Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, Tamiya Jűzabur˘ I (final performance before his death), Yamatoyama Rinzaemon I (who celebrates his shűmei) and Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I.

1st lunar month of 1749: Shingor˘ falls ill and has to definitively retire.

Comments:

Nakamura Shingor˘ I was a popular actor, who achieved fame for himself in the Three Cities (ďsaka, Ky˘to, Edo) from the end of the Genroku era to the beginning of the Enky˘ era. He was able to perform a wide range of roles as tachiyaku, katakiyaku or jitsuaku.

Nakamura Shingor˘ I playing the role of Sagoemon in the kaomise drama "Meotogura Kogane no Masugata", which was staged in the 11th lunar month of 1733 in Ky˘to

The Nakamura Shingor˘ line of actors

 
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