|NAKAMURA SHINGORď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Tachű (?)
Adopted son: Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I
1702: first stage appearance in ďsaka; he performed as a wakaonnagata under the name of Iwai Genjir˘. Later on, he became disciple of Nakamura Shirogor˘ I and received the name of Nakamura Shingor˘ I.
5th day of the 1st lunar month of 1712: his master Nakamura Shirogor˘ I died.
1st lunar month of 1713: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.
Fall 1715: Shingor˘ went back to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1723: Shingor˘ performed at the Kado no Shibai in the kaomise "Kogane no Hanagata", which was produced by the zamoto Arashi San'emon III and celebrated 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˘ played the roles of Ninomiya Tar˘, Kanki and Tachibotoke Tahei (Gokumon Sh˘bei) [more details].
Fall 1724: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1725: Shingor˘ played in Ky˘to at Hayagumo Ch˘dayű's theater the role of the kar˘ Kanamori Hanzaemon in the kaomise drama "ďkamado Hatsumen Bako", which was produced by Sanogawa Mangiku; the role of Hanzaemon's ny˘b˘ Komatsu was played by Sodeshima Genji.
Fall 1729: Shingor˘ and Arashi Koisa I went together to Edo.
Fall 1731: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1731: Shingor˘ played the role of Hirado Gengobŕ in the kaomise drama "Hiragana Imagawaj˘", which was 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 was produced in Ky˘to by Sakakiyama Shirotar˘ I at Miyako Mandayű's theater; Shingor˘ played the roles of Iba Jűzaemon and Kagekiyo [casting].
Fall 1734: Shingor˘ and Anegawa Chiyosabur˘ I went together to Edo.
Fall 1735: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.
Fall 1737: Shingor˘ went back to ďsaka after 13 seasons spent in either Ky˘to or Edo.
Fall 1738: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.
Fall 1743: Shingor˘ went back to ďsaka.
11th lunar month of 1743: Shingor˘ played at the ďnishi no Shibai the role of Akamatsu Danj˘ in Namiki S˘suke's kaomise drama "Futatsu Biki Nishiki no Manmaku", which was produced by Nakamura Jűz˘ I and celebrated the arrival in ďsaka of the star Sawamura S˘jűr˘ I.
12th lunar month of 1745: the drama "Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami" was 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˘ played the role of Tsuribune Sabu at the Kado no Shibai [casting].
Fall 1746: Shingor˘ went to Ky˘to.
11th lunar month of 1746: Shingor˘ performed in the kaomise drama "Tomi Yakata ďmu Kotoba", which was produced at Hoteiya Umenoj˘'s theater by Nakamura Kumetar˘ I; his stage partners were 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 celebrated his shűmei) and Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I.
1st lunar month of 1749: Shingor˘ fell ill and had to definitively retire. No record afterwards.
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.
The Nakamura Shingor˘ line of actors
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