|ICHIKAWA DANSHIRď IV|
Real name: Kinoshi Hiroyuki
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Birthday: 20 July 1946
Great-grandfather: Ichikawa Danshir˘ II (Ichikawa Ennosuke I)
Grandfather: Ichikawa En'˘ I (Ichikawa Ennosuke II)
Father: Ichikawa Danshir˘ III
Son: Ichikawa Ennosuke IV
May 1963: big name-taking ceremony for the Omodakaya guild at the Kabukiza; Ichikawa Ennosuke II, Ichikawa Danko III and Ichikawa Kamejir˘ I respectively took the names of Ichikawa En'˘ I, Ichikawa Ennosuke III and Ichikawa Danko IV ; the new Danko played the role of Ushiwakamaru in the danmari "Setsugekka Mie no Danmari".
12 June 1963: his grandfather Ichikawa En'˘ I died.
18 November 1963: his father Ichikawa Danshir˘ III died.
May 1969: Ichikawa Danko IV took the name of Ichikawa Danshir˘ IV at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Ushijima Chikara, Tar˘go, Kimura Seiz˘ and Soga Gor˘ Tokimune in "Kagamiyama", "Kurozuka", "Kiri Hitoha" and "Kusazuribiki" . This shűmei was part of a program commemorating the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the passing away of Ichikawa En'˘ I.
April 1979: historic revival at the Meijiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV long-forgotten play "Haji Momiji Ase no Kaomise" (commonly called "Date no Jűyaku"); Danshir˘ played the role of ďe Onitsura [casting].
April 1984: revival at the Meijiza of Tsuruya Nanboku IV's 1813 kaomise drama "Gohiiki Tsunagi Uma"; Danshir˘ played the roles of S˘ma Rokur˘ Kimitsura, Tetsumon Kihŕ (in reality S˘ma Kimitsura) and Hirai Saemonnoj˘ Yasumasa [more details].
April 1987: Danshir˘ took part in the revival at the Meijiza of the play "Jűni Hitoe Komachi Zakura", which included the famous Tokiwazu-based dance-drama "Tsumoru Koi Yuki no seki no To" [more details].
March 2009: Kabuki adaptation by the famous stage director Ninagawa Yukio of Shakespeareĺs "Twelfth Night", which was entitled "Ninagawa Jűniya", from the 24th to the 28th of March 2009 in London (UK) at the Barbican Theater; Danshir˘ played the role of Isoemon (the Captain) [more details]. The same play was staged with the same casting in June 2009 at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ and in July 2009 at the Sh˘chikuza.
June 2012: Danshir˘'s brother Ichikawa Ennosuke III and Danshir˘'s son Ichikawa Kamejir˘ II took the respective names of Ichikawa En'˘ II and Ichikawa Ennosuke IV at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘, performing in a special program which celebrated the hatsubutai of both Ichikawa Chűsha IX and Ichikawa Danko V and commemorated the 49th anniversary (50th memorial service) of late Ichikawa En'˘ I and Ichikawa Danshir˘ III [more details]; Danshir˘ played the role of Kawatsura H˘gen in "Kawatsura H˘gen Yakata".
The Ichikawa Kamejir˘ line of actors
The Ichikawa Danko line of actors
The Ichikawa Danshir˘ line of actors
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