|NAKAMURA SUKEGORď I|
Line number: SHODAI (I)
Poetry name: Gyoraku
Existence: 1711 ~ 13th day of the 7th lunar month of 1763 
Father: Sengoku Hikosuke I
Master: Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II
Son: Nakamura Sukegor˘ II
11th lunar month of 1725: he became disciple of Nakamura Shichisabur˘ II and received the name of Nakamura Kametar˘.
3rd lunar month of 1747: the play "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami" was performed for the first time in Edo, at the Ichimuraza; Sukegor˘ played the role of Matsu˘maru [casting]; his stage partner in the role of Matsu˘maru's wife Chiyo was Segawa Kikujir˘ I.
11th lunar month of 1749: Sukegor˘ achieved a great success at the Ichimuraza by playing the roles of ďmi no Kot˘ta and Matano Gor˘ in the kaomise drama "Yoritomo Gunbai Kagami", which celebrated the arrival in Edo of the actor Nakamura Kiyosabur˘ I.
1st lunar month of 1752: Sukegor˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Ky˘ no Jir˘ in the new year sogamono "Kuruwa Kuruwa Akinai Soga". Sukegor˘ also played the role of the ďshű otokodate Teppeki Sh˘hei in the drama "Hana Sugata Sanpukutsui" (the nibanme of "Kuruwa Kuruwa Akinai Soga"), sharing the stage with Fujikawa Heikur˘ (the Naniwa otokodate Akaushi Yasubŕ) and Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II (the Azuma otokodate Banzuiin Ch˘bŕ) [print].
7th lunar month of 1752: Sukegor˘ played in the same theater the role of the rebel Abe no Munet˘ in the drama "Moro Tazuna ďshű Kuro"; the role of Abe no Sadat˘ (Munet˘'s brother) was played by Matsumoto K˘shir˘ II.
7th lunar month of 1754: Sukegor˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of Matsunaga Danj˘ in the drama "Kongen Okuni Kabuki"; his stage partners in the roles of ďmi no Okane, Umetada Tokubŕ and Yamamoto Kansuke were Nakamura Tomijűr˘ I, ďtani Hiroji II and Ichikawa Ebiz˘ II.
11th lunar month of 1754: Sukegor˘ played at the Nakamuraza the role of the ashigaru Kanbei (in reality Oni˘ Shinzaemon) in the kaomise drama "Miura no ďsuke Bumon no Kotobuki", which celebrated the shűmei of Ichikawa Danjűr˘ IV, Matsumoto K˘shir˘ III and Tsuuchi Monzabur˘ II.
2nd lunar month of 1763: first Kabuki adaptation of the puppet theater drama "ďshű Adachi-ga-Hara", which was staged at the Moritaza; Sukegor˘ played the roles of Abe no Munet˘ and Iwate [casting|illustrations]. He also performed in the dance "Ishidatami Wakaba Zakura", which commemorated the memory of late Sanogawa Ichimatsu I, who suddenly died the 12th of the 11th lunar month of 1762 . Sukegor˘ was in tears from the beginning to the end of his performance, expressing from the depths of his heart a tearful remorse . This was also the last stage appearance of Sukegor˘, who fell ill.
13th day of the 7th lunar month of 1763  Sukegor˘ died in Edo.
Nakamura Sukegor˘ I was an outstanding tachiyaku and katakiyaku actor, who made a great career in Edo from the Genbun era to the H˘reki era. He excelled in jitsuaku and sum˘tori roles. His performances in duo with ďtani Hiroji II were very popular. His best level in the Edo hy˘banki was j˘-j˘-kichi (superior - superior - excellent) [visual].
 The 13th day of the 7th lunar month of the 13th year of the H˘reki era was the 21st of August 1763 in the western calendar.
 Sukegor˘ had a quarrel with the late actor a few weeks before his death. Things settled down and Sanogawa Ichimatsu I agreed to take part in the same kaomise as Sukegor˘. He suddenly died before the beginning of this program.
 The 26th day of the 4th lunar month of the 5th year of the Genbun era was the 21st of May 1740 in the western calendar.
 The 12th day of the 11th lunar month of the 12th year of the H˘reki era was the 26th of December 1762 in the western calendar.
Nakamura Sukegor˘ I performing in the drama "Na no Hana Sumidagawa", which was staged in the 3rd lunar month of 1759 at the Moritaza
The Nakamura Sukegor˘ line of actors
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