|ONOE MATSUSUKE VI|
Real name: Inoue Shin'ichi
Line number: ROKUDAIME (VI)
Existence: 13 July 1946 ~ 26 December 2005
Master: Onoe Sh˘roku II
Brother: ďtani Keiz˘
Son: Onoe Matsuya II
June 1954: he makes his first appearance on stage at the Kabukiza, receiving the name of Onoe Rokuya and playing in the dramas "Genji Monogatari" and "Nanbanji Monzen".
May 1971: Onoe Rokuya takes the name of Onoe Sh˘kaku II at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Yodarekuri Yotar˘ and the guard T˘nai in the dramas "Terakoya" and "Tsuchi-gumo", which are staged to commemorate the 22nd anniversary (23rd memorial service) of late Onoe Kikugor˘ VI.
March 1981: revival at the National Theatre of Kawatake Mokuami's drama "Jitsugetsusei Ky˘wa Seidan"; Sh˘kaku plays the role of Tanroku [casting].
January 1984: historic revival at the National Theatre of the play "Sankai Nagoya"; Sh˘kaku plays the role du page Sakuramaru [casting].
January 1985: revival at the National Theatre of the drama "Kan U", which belongs to the Kabuki Jűhachiban; Sh˘kaku plays the role of Yokose Shichir˘, later the kagokaki Rokuz˘ [casting].
Summer 1985: tour in the USA; Sh˘kaku plays the roles of T˘nai and Usui Sadamitsu in "Tachi Nusubito" and "Tsuchi-gumo", which celebrate the shűmei in the USA of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ XII [more details].
May 1990: Onoe Sh˘kaku II takes the name of Onoe Matsusuke VI at the Kabukiza, playing the roles of Ashida Gunsuke, Goroz˘ and Arajishi Otokonosuke in the dramas "Yoshinobu Inochi Goi", "Gosho no Goroz˘" and "Meiboku Sendai Hagi".
March 1991: revival at the National Theatre of Namiki Gohei I's play "Sode Nikki Banshű Meguri"; Matsusuke plays the role of Innami Daiz˘ [more details].
March 2001: Matsusuke plays at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘ the role of Genroku in the drama "Kanadehon Chűshingura", which is staged by the Onoe Kikugor˘ Gekidan to commemorate the 12th anniversary (13th memorial service) and the 6th anniversary (7th memorial service) of the deaths of late Onoe Sh˘roku II and Onoe Baik˘ VII.
January 2002: the National Theatre produces the revival of Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Koharu Nagi Okitsu Shiranami", which has not been played in its full length since 11th lunar month of 1864. Matsusuke plays the roles of Otsume (owner of the Miuraya bordello), Miyuki and the yakko Hayasuke [casting].
November 2005: Matsusuke appears on stage for the last time, at the Shinbashi Enbuj˘, playing the role of Senso D˘jin in the drama "Jiraiya G˘ketsu Monogatari".
26 December 2005: Matsusuke dies in T˘ky˘ at the National Cancer Center.
Onoe Matsusuke VI was an outstanding supporting tachiyaku of the Otowaya guild.
Onoe Matsusuke VI's best roles: Tar˘kaja ("Migawari Zazen"), the man of the world ("Sukeroku"), Tanbaya Hachiemon ("Fűin Giri") and Sankichi ("Sakanaya S˘gor˘").
Pictures: Onoe Matsusuke VI in his dressing room
The mon of Onoe Matsusuke VI
The Onoe Sh˘kaku line of actors
The Onoe Matsusuke line of actors
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