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  • West Side Story Romeo And Juliet
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    Andy Warhol once said, "They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself. " Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creators unique visions evolved. Shakespeare's delivery of the timeless tale of desperate love in his classic Romeo and Juliet proves to only intensify through retelling and modern interpretation. Aud...
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  • West Side Story Romeo And Juliet
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    As a contemporary musical, West Side Story differs from Romeo and Juliet in form and detail, but stays true to the tragedy of innocent love caught in a complex social web that predestines its demise. In West Side Story, love at first sight between Tony and Maria set off a tragic chain of events which bring the story to its heartbreaking conclusion. Maria is Puerto Rican, Tony, Polish-American; they are young, innocent, rebellious-indifferent to the societal boundaries which they are trespassing....
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  • Romeo And Juliet Vs West Side Story
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    West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet are two dramas that will always live. Both of these stories have similarities, but there are also differences. These differences include the differences in speech, that Maria doesn't die, we never see Tony or Maria's parents, the issues of marriage, the importance of gangs and families to each story. Above, I named a few of the many differences between William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Ernest Learn's movie, West Side Story. One of the main difference...
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  • Prejudice In West Side Story
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    In the book West Side Story by Arthur Laurent's there were many prejudices. Prejudice is a favoring or dislike of something without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge. There were prejudices in West Side Story that had to do with the types of people, their races and sex. Sometimes prejudice can be in small doses and can be meaningless, other times prejudice can be very serious and cause death. Prejudice was the theme of this story, there are many examples. For instance, an act of prejudi...
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  • Romeo And Juliet West Side Story
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    The play West Side Story, by Arthur Laurent's, is based upon the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Despite a few differences, both works, in essence, have the same plot. The source of violence in Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story is the ever-present hatred between families and between gangs, although, because of the star-cross lovers motif in Romeo and Juliet, the hatred plays a larger role in producing the ending of West Side Story than it does the ending of Romeo and Juliet. Th...
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  • West Side Story Romeo And Juliet
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    Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story are alike in many ways, they were both very successful in their day. Like Romeo and Juliet, Tony and Maria are of opposite "families", They fall in love and their love is forbidden. Maria is Puerto Rican and Tony is Irish. In West Side Story they don't get married but they do have a torrid love affair. The hate between the two groups was modernized to racism and not as many of the main characters die in West Side Story. One of the major differences is that Ma...
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  • West Side Story Romeo And Juliet
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    WEST SIDE STORY IS DIFFERENT FROM ROMEO AND JULIET IN MANY WAYS Laurence's West Side story is an apparition of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet differ in many ways. Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona in about 1594. West Side Story takes in New York City in 1957. Tony is the modern character of Romeo and Maria is the modern character of Juliet. In the two tragedies the major conflict is two opposing families, or gangs, do not agree of the relationship of their c...
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  • West Side Story Romeo And Juliet
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    The play West Side Story, by Arthur Laurent's, is based upon the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Despite a few differences, both works, in essence, have the same plot. The source of violence in Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story is the ever-present hatred between families and between gangs, although, because of the " star-cross? d lovers" motif in Romeo and Juliet, the hatred plays a larger role in producing the ending of West Side Story than it does the ending of Rome...
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  • West Side Story Romeo And Juliet
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    Three Hundred Fifty Years of Blind Love: A Contraposition of Shakespeare and Robbins? Romeo and Juliet Andy Warhol once said, They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself. Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creators? unique visions evolved. Shakespeare? s delivery of the timeless tale of desperate love in ...
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  • West Side Story Manhattans West Side Musical
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    West Side Story is one of the most influential musicals of all time. Its integration of dance and song into the plot was very innovative, because even though it had been done before, it had never been done this well. Jerome Robbins had thought of an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet to a Broadway musical in 1949. He began discussions with librettist Arthur Laurent's and composer Leonard Bernstein of a musical called East Side Story, with a plot concentrating on a Catholic girl and a Jewish boy. Oth...
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  • West Side Story Makes You Feel
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    The Search For New Direction In The The Search For New Direction In The Musical. From The American Dream To The Rock Opera. The Search for New Direction in the musical. From the American Dream to the Rock-Opera. 1950 to 1978 were despondent ones for the musical. American musical theatre had been showing signs of exhaustion. This most seemingly anti-intellectual of genres carries its own ideological project. Before this, the musicals not only exhibited singing and dancing; they were about singing...
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  • West Side Story Aaron Copland
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    Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, just north of Boston, on Sunday, August 25, 1918. Bernstein was named Louis at birth, after his mother? s grandfather, but at the age of sixteen he had it formally changed to Leonard, or Lenny. As a child, Bernstein was sick very often with asthma and hay fever. Perhaps due to these and many other medical conditions, Bernstein preferred to be alone. He didn? t care to spend much time with his family or even with his peers. Most likely because of this self-...
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  • West Side Story York Philharmonic
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    Leonard Bernstein was born on August 25, 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He? s family emigrated to the United States. They were Russian Jews. As a young child, Leonard learned to play the piano and he attended Harvard University. He attended courses and lectures held by Edward Birmingham Hill, Water Piston, and Arthur Tillman Merritt. He received his diploma in 1939. He studied under Isabella Vengerova, a talented piano player at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, Fritz Reiner, an orchestral...
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  • West Side Story Tony And Maria
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    West Side Story Prejudices Vs. Gentleman's Agreement West Side Story Prejudices Vs. Gentleman's Agreement Prejudices West Side Story and Gentleman s Agreement are two very different movies, yet with one basic underlying theme: prejudice. Prejudice has been present in our world since the dawn of civilization. Greeks and Turks, Whites and Blacks, Hitler and Jews, those hateful feelings between these, and many other, groups are unfortunately still present in today s society. Until people get a clea...
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  • West Side Story Puerto Rican
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    The principal notion about life revealed in this essay is that in Western societies the Latin Women are viewed stereotypically as a sex object or selfless housewives and obsequious workers. Otherwise, some people believe and perpetuate stereotypes about particular ethnic groups while in reality those myths can be related to few members of that ethnic group. In this essay the author Judith Ortiz Cover discusses how she has been treated by different people in different countries due to their conce...
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  • West Side Story 20 Th Century
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    Presentation The eminence of the musical has been the most significant theatre phenomenon in the world over the last twenty years. It has not only given British theatres a greatly needed financial boost but has changed popular theatre indefinitely. Before this, they never throbbed with subtlety because someone was always bursting into song about how every thing was looking just swell. The musical not only wanted to sing away your troubles, but your thoughts as well. The old style musical theatre...
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  • West Side Story Romeo And Juliet
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    Romeo and Juliet vs. West Side Story Comparison The playwrights of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story, even though are separated by centuries, are very similar. In both plays there is love between two enemies. At the end, there is a tragic fate that tears apart the lovers forever. The only character difference between the plays, is the lover s reaction to the other lover s death. Both plays are considers great works of writing. In both of the plays, a member of one family, or gang, falls in lo...
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  • West Side Story Romeo And Juliet
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    In 1961, West Side Story, a filmed version of the hit Broadway musical that was inspired by William Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet, was released to viewers, who just could not resist the energy and excitement of the movie. Thirty-eight years later, viewers, like myself, still cannot resist it. I had never seen the film, which was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, before, but I had always wondered why people loved this multi award-winning movie so much. After viewing the film, I think t...
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  • West Side Story Romeo And Juliet
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    Movie Review West Side Story West Side Story, a 1961 production starring Rita Moreno and Natalie Wood, is an adaptation of William Shakespeare s play Romeo and Juliet. West Side Story is a flashy production filled with music, dance and light. It presents Shakespeare s play from a 1960 s inner city perspective. In the movie two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, demonstrate cultural prejudices between Puerto Rican and American inner city dwellers. The hatred between the two groups is evident f...
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