Person

Person Name Nakamura SukegorĊ II
Alternate Names Sengoku Sukeji (first adult stage name) ,
Nakamura Gyoraku (Retirement name) ,
Gyoraku (Pen or literary name) ,
Nakamura Sukegorou (Alternate spelling)
Gender Male
Cultural Identity Japanese
Country(ies) of Residence Japan
Birth Date 1745 - 1745
Death Date October 29, 1806
Genre Specialization(s) Kabuki
Geographic Affiliations Edo (Japan) (historic name)
Reference(s) Kabuki Jinmei Jiten (p.454) ,
The Actor's Image: Print Makers of the Katsukawa School (p.484)
Notes Character types: evil enemies (kataki yaku). Group affiliations: Sengokuya. Nakamura Sukegoro II was a son of Nakamura Sukegoro I. He trained with his father under the name Sengoku Sukeji, and it is said that he trained in Osaka. In 1761 he palyed an evil enemy role at the Morita Theater in Edo. Two years later he became Nakamura Sukegoro II. In 1803 he changed his name to Nakamura Gyoraku and retired. He was celebrated for his masculine style and had a clear voice. He was active from 1761 to 1803.

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1768Nov01, Ichimura Theater, Ima wo Sakari Suehiro Genji
Representations of person in components 1003190, 1003137, 1003043, 1002991