West Side Story

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ISBN 100671827235
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Whenever I see a movie or stage production of a play, I am always interested to read the actual book to have a different perspective on the characters and overall plot. "West Side Story" is a tragic love story set in New York City in the mid's on the west side of the city/5.

West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur West Side Story book, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.

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The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood (in the early s, much of the neighborhood was cleared in an urban renewal project Basis: Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare.

Apr 06,  · West Side Story [Irving Shulman] on dam-projects.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the silver screen to the Great White Way—one of the greatest stories of all time.

They came together through love but violence threatened to tear them apart. Maria was young and innocent and had never known love—until Tony. And he/5(41). Apr 15,  · The story appeals to teenagers of middle school probably to those in the nursing home.

"West Side Story" appealed to me in seventh grade and is still in my interests today. "West Side Story" took place in the bitter streets of New York City. The book, of /5(25). Jan 28,  · West Side Story: Vocal Selections [Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein] on dam-projects.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

(Vocal Selections). This revised edition celebrates the legacy of one of the most famous musicals of all time with 13 newly engraved songs/5(32).

West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy "Romeo and Juliet". The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs--the white Jets led by Riff and the Latino Sharks, led by Bernardo.

West Side Story by Irving Shulman - From the silver screen to the Great White Way—one of the greatest stories of all dam-projects.com came together through love but Released on: April 15, West Side Story Summary.

It's summer in the city. After owning their miserable little neighborhood for years, the Jets, the finger-snapping street gang led by Riff (Russ Tamblyn), find themselves in a turf war with the upstart Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo (George Chakiris).

West Side Story on Broadway. Previews begin December 10, Opens February 6, Choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Directed by Ivo Van Hove. Irving Shulman (–) was a novelist and screenwriter, known for his depictions of urban life.

He is the author of ten books, including the novels The Amboy Dukes, Cry Tough, and The Square Trap, which were all adapted into dam-projects.comn also wrote the original treatment for Rebel Without a Cause, the film that shot James Dean to stardom.4/5(6).

West Side Story shows how racism and xenophobia create a system that dooms the youths of working class families. And unlike the typical Broadway musical of the s and before, West Side Story does not offer audiences a happy ending.

Just as Romeo and Juliet are born to rival families, Tony and Maria are associated with rival gangs. Oct 07,  · Two Teenagers From Rival New York City Gangs Fall In Love, But Tensions Between Their Friends Build Towards Tragedy. West Side Story creative team, (left to right) lyricist Steven Sondheim, author Arthur Laurents, co-producer Hal Prince, co-producer Robert Griffith (seated), composer Leonard Bernstein, and choreographer Jerome Robbins.

14 November Welcome to the official West Side Story website. This is the place for you if you've ever been involved in, or infatuated with, West Side Story – as an actor, singer, dancer, musician, producer, director, designer, crew or – just as important – as a fan.

The original West Side Story () was directed by Robert Wise, who later directed The Andromeda Strain (), which was based on a Michael Crichton novel.

Steven Spielberg actually met Crichton on the set of that film, and later adapted another one of his novels, "Jurassic Park." See more». "The further we get in time from when West Side Story was written, the more the musical's mythic dimensions come into focus The show continues to seduce in a theatrical language that remains universal."—Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times "How affecting the show's central love story [remains] in this epochal musical fromcreated by one of the most talented/5.

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“America” comes from the Broadway musical, West Side Story. The musical was written with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. West Side Story transposes Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the gang-ridden streets of s Manhattan, dominated by the Sharks and the Jets.

Two teens from the bitter-enemy gangs meet and fall. Dec 25,  · West Side Story film cast members Rita Moreno, Russ Tamblyn and George Chakiris reunite on The Talk to talk about their time filming the classic adaptation of. The original stage musical of "West Side Story" — now revived and touring to Seattle — differs from the well-known film in key ways.

Here's a short "compare and contrast" by Seattle Times. Apr 16,  · Westside story is the award winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliette. The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen. Jun 13,  · "West Side Story" was very innovative, especially for its time period. The musicals that were produced around that time period were meant to be strictly for entertainment, for the most part.

It was a very brave move for the creative team of this musical to tackle themes like racism, violence, and death. The risk definitely paid off, because Author: Ashley Kellenberger. the unusual relationship of codirecting West Side Story () with Jerome Robbins, who had directed and choreographed the long-running Broadway hit on which the film was based.

The resulting film was a tremendous critical as well as commercial success—Wise’s biggest hit to date—and received 10 Academy Awards, including best picture. It’s bigger on the inside. Our tiny store front is deceiving, stop in and find out why.

We offer a wide variety of quality used books, literary t-shirts and bookish gifts in the heart of the West Side of Buffalo, NY. West Side Story (score)pdf - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free.

Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site. Search Search5/5(8). Get this from a library. West Side story: a musical. [Arthur Laurents; Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; Random House (Firm),] -- The feud between two New York teenage gangs abruptly ends the brief happiness shared by Maria, a Puerto Rican girl, and Tony, a member of the Jets.

In his attempt to defend a fellow Jet, Tony kills. West Side Story is a dam-projects.com is based on Shakespeare's play, Romeo and dam-projects.com book was written by Arthur Laurents.

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The music was composed by Leonard Bernstein, and the lyrics were written by Stephen dam-projects.com starred Carol Lawrence as Maria. West Side Story opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre on 26 Septemberand on the West End at Her Majesty's Theatre on 12 Basis: Romeo and Juliet, play by William Shakespeare.

Aug 24,  · I was present at a celebratory BBC Proms performance of West Side Story recently. This is the work that perhaps more than any other made the. An invitation from the cast of West Side Story. West Side Story cast members Corey Cott (Tony), Mikaela Bennett (Maria), Amanda Castro (Anita), Brett Thiele (Riff), Manuel Stark Santos (Bernardo), and Adam Soniak (Action) give you a whole lot of reasons to catch West Side Story at Lyric Opera.The slight differences in West Side Story School Edition include.

In conjunction with the Jerome Robbins' estate, the choreography has been modified from the original to make it more accessible to high school performers while keeping the choreography's original story-telling intact.west side story | The SparkNotes Blog Shakespeare Literature Other Subjects Blog Log In Help Perform Search Shakespeare Literature Other Subjects Blog Log In Help Home Blog west side story SparkNotes Blog Be Book-Smarter.

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