|KATAOKA GADď V|
Real name: Kataoka Hajime
Line number: GODAIME (V)
Existence: 6 July 1910 ~ 31 December 1993
Great-great-grandfather: Nakamura Karoku I
Great-grandfather: Kataoka Nizaemon VIII
Grand-father: Kataoka Nizaemon X
Father: Kataoka Nizaemon XII
November 1917: he made his first stage appearance, in ďsaka at the Nakaza, performing under his real name Kataoka Hajime.
1924: Kataoka Hajime took the name of Kataoka Hitoshi.
June 1934: Kataoka Hitoshi took the name of Kataoka Roen V at the Kabukiza. Roen was one of the haimy˘ used by the Kataoka Nizaemon line of actors and Kataoka Roen V was the first actor to use it as a stage name.
16 March 1946: his father Kataoka Nizaemon XII was assassinated by a robber in his T˘ky˘ home.
July 1955: Kataoka Roen V took the name of Kataoka Gad˘ V at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Okumi, Ofune and Tomojir˘'s spouse Onami in the dramas "Onb˘bori", "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi" and "Jűgoya Monogatari"; his stage partners in "Yaguchi no Watashi" were Ichikawa Ennosuke II (Tonbŕ), Kataoka Nizaemon XIII (Nitta Yoshimine), Ichikawa Danshir˘ III (Rokuz˘) and Sawamura Gennosuke V (Utena).
October 1955: first Kabuki tour in the Popular Republic of China, in Beijing (2~13 october), Shanghai (17~18 october) and Guangzhou (24~25 october); Gad˘ played the role of Otoku in the drama "Domo Mata" [more details]. Gad˘ had the opportunity to meet the stars of the Chinese Traditional Opera like the famous Mei Lan-Fang.
March 1956: Kataoka Gad˘ V and Kataoka Hidetar˘ II celebrated their shűmei in ďsaka at the ďsaka Kabukiza; the new Gad˘ played the roles of Ofune and the Kabuki actor Kirinami Senju in the dramas "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi" and "T˘jűr˘ no Koi"; his stage partners in "Yaguchi no Watashi" were Kataoka Nizaemon XIII (Nitta Yoshimine, Tonbŕ), Jitsukawa Enjir˘ II (Rokuz˘) and Arashi Hinasuke X (Utena).
November 1991: Gad˘ appeared on stage for the last time, at the Minamiza, where he played the role of Kawachiya Osh˘ in the drama "Kawash˘"; his stage partners were Nakamura Ganjir˘ III (Kamiya Jihŕ), Kataoka Hidetar˘ II (Kinokuniya Koharu) and Ichimura Uzaemon XVII (Magoemon).
31 December 1993: Gad˘ died.
Kataoka Gad˘ V was an excellent onnagata, trained in the Kamigata traditions, considering himself as the "real" Kataoka Nizaemon XIII. He posthumously received the name of Kataoka Nizaemon XIV in 1995.
There were two ways to "count" the Kataoka Gad˘ line of actor and, as a consequence, you may find Kataoka Gad˘ V referenced in some documents as the 13th of the line.
The Kataoka Roen line of actors
The Kataoka Gad˘ line of actors
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