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中村歌右衛門 1917-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 101 publications in 2 languages and 385 library holdings
Genres: Filmed kabuki plays  Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  History  Interviews  Filmed plays  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Editor, Author
Classifications: PN2924.5.K3, 792.0952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by 中村歌右衛門
Hanabusa shūjaku jishi ; Sumidagawa = [Shūjaku lion dance ; Sumida River]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumidagawa: A widow discovers that her only son has gone missing from the temple where he was being educated. While searching for her lost child, she encounters a boatman on the Sumida River who leads her to his grave. Learning of her son's death, the woman madly chases after his ghost then collapses on his grave, vowing to spend the rest of her life in prayer
Honchō nijūshikō. Heike monogatari, Kenrei Mon'in = [Japan's twenty-four paragons of filial piety. The ten types of incense ; The tale of the Heike, Kenrei Mon'in]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenrei Mon'in: Drawn from The Tale of the Heike, this plays recounts the dramatic and tragic life of Taira no Tokuko who took the name of Kenrei Mon'in. In this act, Kenrei Mon'in renounces the world in order to become a Buddhist nun. She spends the remainder of her life praying for the souls of her dead Heike clansmen
Kanadehon chūshingura( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the most important scenes of one of the greatest works in all Japanese theater. Based on a true story of revenge more widely known as the "Tale of the 47 Ronin." A provincial lord (daimyō) named Asano Naganori was entrusted with the reception of an imperial envoy. He sought guidance in this matter from a more senior lord named Kira Yoshinaka, but he failed to provide the 'gifts' that were expected in such a situation. Kira was therefore displeased with Asano and taunted him, making him draw his sword inside the shogun's palace. The Shogun was so outraged by this act that he ordered Asano to commit seppuku (suicide by ritual disembowelment) and confiscated all his lands
Ippon gatana dohyō iri = [The wrestling ring and the sword]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play from the 1930s featuring characters from the underworld: gangsters, thieves and prostitutes. The sumo wrestler Mohei, finding himself penniless, is helped by the waitress Otsuta. Years later he revisits her tea house and is able to return her kindness
Tsumoru koi yuki no seki no to( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dance-drama Seki no To, 'The Snowbound Barrier', was first performed in 1784 at Edo's Kiri-za theatre ... It is an important example of the grand, flamboyant style typical of the Tenmei era of the 1780s ... One vital characteristic of the dance is its frequent allusion to, and sometimes witty parody of, classical literature."--Guide
Yowanasake ukina no yokogushi : Kisarazu kaigan misome no ba, Gen'yadana no ba( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This play was written by Segawa Jokō III and first staged in 1853 ... The work was based on a tale by the professional story-teller Kenkonbō Ryōsai, whose idea for t he plot, in turn, was based on a true incident involving the Nagauta singer Yoshimura Isaburō IV. [It] is classed as a pure domestic play, kizewa, which features in a more realistic way the lives of ordinary townspeople."--Guide
Meiboku sendaihagi : Ashikaga-ke okuden no ba, yukashita no ba, Monchūjo taiketsu no ba, tsumesho ninjō no ba( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ashikaga Yorikane, daimyō of the northern province of Ōshu, much addicted to luxury and has become infatuated with the courtesan Takao. As a result, he has neglected the affairs of stae, and there is now a plot within his clan to usurp power. This has forced Yorikane to withdraw from public duty, leaving his small son Tsuruchiyo to succeed him. Those loyal to Tsuruchiyo fear for the boy's life, however, for there is still a wicked faction that desires to do away with him and rule in his place"--Leaflet
Ichijō Ōkura monogatari( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The play is set in the 12th century. It is several years since the Heiji Rebellion of 1159 when Yoshitomo, head of the Genji clan, failed in a coup d'état against Kiyomori, leader of the rival Heike. Having annihilated all but a handful of his enemies, and despite the vain efforts of the retired emperor Go-Shirakawa, it is now Kiyomori who holds the true reins of power. For any sympathisers of the Genji, these are very dangerous times, and they have either been forced into hiding or are obliged somehow to mask their true allegiance"--Leaflet
Banchō sarayashiki : hitomaku niba by Kidō Okamoto( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihonbashi : yonmaku jūgoba by Kyōka Izumi( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A videocassette series covering the performing arts of Japan. Parts 8 through 15 present Kabuki plays
Ichinotani futaba gunki : jinmon kumiuchi : hitomaku niba by Senryū Namiki( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meiboku sendaihagi : Sanmaku goba( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goten( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in No Linguistic content and Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goten, the scene performed here, takes place at the Ashikaga mansion where Masaoka (nurse to Tsurukiyo and mother of Senmatsu) is preparing food for her charges, fearful that someone will harm Tsurukiyo (an heir to the throne). Senmatsu tastes the food before it is served to Tsurukiyo. After the children have eaten, Sakae Gozen arrives with a gift of cakes supposedly sent by shōgun Yoritomo, accompanied by Yashio Gozen (Tsurukiyo's evil aunt). Senmatsu comes in, sees the cakes and eats one. Yashio Gozen, fearing that the poisoned cakes will be uncovered, slits his throat before the poison can take effect claiming that he has insulted the emperor. Masaoka must watch her son die as she continues to try to protect Tsurukiyo
Terakoya : Sugawara Denju tenarai kagami( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in No Linguistic content and Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takebe Genzō, a retainer of Sugawara Michizane, learned Sugawara style calligraphy. A conspiracy forced Sugawara into exile and Genzō into opening a school (terakoya) teaching reading and writing to childen. Genzō also took in Sugawara's son (Kanshūsai) to protect him from harm. One day, a woman named Chiyo brings in her son Kotarō to Genzō's school. At the same time, Genzō is told by Shundō Gemba that he must kill Kanshūsai and bring his head to Shundō. Shundō appears with Matsuō, who will identify the head. Genzō kills Kotarō instead, pretending he is Kanshūsai, and Matsuo readily agrees that the head proferred is that of Kanshūsai. After Shundō leaves with Kotarō's head, Matsuo reveals that he and Chiyo are the parents of Kotarō and they had brought him to the school knowing what would happen
Dannoura kabuto gunki : futari Kagekiyo to Akoya kotozeme : tōshi kyōgen : yonmaku by Bunkōdō( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rokusei nakamura utaemon( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumidagawa hana no goshozome : Onna Seigen : yonmaku hachiba by Nanboku Tsuruya( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki jūhachiban no uchi : Sukeroku yukari no Edozakura( Recording )

1 edition published in 1962 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utaemon no rokujūnen : hitotsu no Shōwa kabukishi by Utaemon Nakamura( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kawamura, Fujio 1917-2001

Nakamura, Utaemon

Nakamura, Utaemon 1917-2001 6sei

Nakamura, Utaemon 6sei, 1917-2001

Nakamura Utaemon VI

Nakamura Utaemon VI Japanese actor

Utaemon Nakamura 1917-2001

ナカムラ, ウタエモン

ナカムラ, ウタエモン 1917-2001 6セイ

ナカムラ, ウタエモン 6セイ, 1917-2001

中村, 歌右衛門

中村 歌右衛門 1917-2001

中村, 芝翫

中村歌右衛門 1917-2001

中村歌右衛門 1917-2001 6世

中村歌右衛門 6世, 1917-2001.

中村歌右衛門 (6代目)

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