Romeo and juliet: west side story - william shakespeare romeo and juliet west side story user review - cobre22 - overstockcom i was so happy to have found this book as a teacher you always want to motivate your students west side story/romeo juliet themes flashcards | quizlet west side story and romeo and juliet learn with. West side story written by arthur laurents is actually a modern adaptation of shakespeare’s romeo and juliet the west side story is set in upper west side manhattan it is about rivalry between two teenage gangs of different backgrounds anton, a member of the white gang, fell in love with maria, the sister of the leader of. A comparison of william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and arthur laurents west side story. On september 26, 1957, west side story, composed by leonard bernstein, opens at the winter garden theatre on broadway for the groundbreaking musical, bernstein provided a propulsive and rhapsodic score that many celebrate as his greatest.
A comparison of romeo and juliet and west side story there is a lot in common between the two plays romeo and juliet and west side story the main male characters have many things in common in fact, toni and romeo both mis. Fifty years ago, on sept 26, 1957, west side story opened on broadway the show went on to become a landmark musical in a league with works such as show boat and oklahoma the library of congress celebrates the golden anniversary of this historic musical with a new exhibition, west side story: birth of a classic. 1974 adapted by stephen sondheim and hal prince west side story 1957 play origin william shakespeare's romeo and juliet.
In west side story, the stone balcony of a castle is replaced with a fire escape the violent confrontations between the characters of west side story also reflect those found in romeo and juliet in the shakespeare play, tybalt kills mercutio, and romeo in turn kills tybalt in west side story, the character bernardo kills riff, the best. Fall semester, unit 2 period _____ west side story film guide based on: romeo and juliet by william shakespeare book by: arthur laurents. West side story is a musical and book by arther laurents based on william shakespeare's romeo and juliet with lyrics bystephen sondheim. Romeo and juliet vs west side story by: judith leon compare and contrast questions similarities similarities west side story romeo and juliet characters.
This paper explains that the similarities between the film west side story written by arthur laurents based on william shakespeare's play romeo and juliet include a feud, a love story, the personalities of the two main characters and the death of the two male protagonists. The names associated with the creation of that great american musical, west side story, comprise a who's who of theatrical brilliance: stephen sondheim, arthur laurents, jerome robbins, leonard bernstein, william shakespeare right shakespeare after all, the narrative elements that drive the. Wiklipedia: west side story is an american musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein, libretto/lyrics by stephen sondheim, and conception and choreography by jerome robbins  it was inspired by william shakespeare's play romeo and juliet.
West side story is an american musical with a libretto by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein, lyrics by stephen sondheim, and conception and choreography by jerome robbins it was inspired by william shakespeare's play romeo and juliet the story is set in the upper west side neighborhood. Romeo and juliet : west side story [william shakespeare leonard bernstein arthur laurents stephen sondheim] -- west side story is based on one of shakespeare's finest tragedies, romeo and juliet in this volume are both works, which, though separated by centuries, parallel each other in many ways. Romeo and juliet vs west side story misc essays william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and arthur laurent's west side story are very similar in comparison the characters in both these tragic stories are almost symmetric in what kind of role they play and how they interact even the plot. Find great deals on ebay for west side story book and west side story shop with confidence.
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As seen in west side story, the broadway musical is a collaborative medium which involves the librettist, composer, lyricist, director, and choreographer how to best convey the story they wish to tell the items on display provide. Although west side story was named the best picture of 1961 and won 10 academy awards, it is not much mentioned by movie fans these days, and the old warhorse singin' in the rain is probably more seen and certainly better loved west side story was the kind of musical people thought was good. West side story - scottsdale musical theater company - august 17 - 20, 2017 book by arthur laurents music by leonard bernstein lyrics by stephen sondheim based on conception of jerome robbins based on shakespeare's romeo and juliet west side story is one of the world’s most beloved broadway musicals with its rich score by leonard bernstein and stephen sondheim and classic book by arthur.