|KAWATAKE SHINSHICHI III|
Line number: SANDAIME (III)
Poetry name: Zesui
Existence: 1842 ~ 10 January 1901
Master: Kawatake Mokuami
Disciples: Takeshiba Kinsaku II, Takeshiba Shinkichi, Takeshiba Hy˘z˘ II
1842: born in Edo in the district of Kanda.
1855: with the patronage of the historian Ishizuka H˘kaishi, he becomes a disciple of Kawatake Shinshichi II.
November 1881: his master takes the name of Kawatake Mokuami.
April 1884: Takeshiba Kinsaku I takes the name of Kawatake Shinshichi III.
July 1890: premiere at the Shintomiza of "Kiyomasa Seichűroku", a revision by Shinshichi and Takeshiba Kisui of the 1875 drama "Minori no Aki Seish˘ Denki". It was part of a special 2-day gala program starring Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX [more details].
10 January 1901: Shinshichi dies in T˘ky˘
Kawatake Shinshichi III was an important sakusha of the Meiji era and the most talented disciple of Kawatake Mokuami, who wrote around 80 dramas or dance-dramas. He worked for Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IX, Onoe Kikugor˘ V and Ichikawa Sadanji I, the triumvirate of Meiji stars. Many of his dramas were Kabuki adaptation of rakugo stories, k˘dan tales or newspapers articles.
The Kawatake Shinshichi line of playwrights
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