West side story by jerome robbins leonard bernstein stephen sondheim arthur laurents romeo and juliet by william shakespeare: starring: natalie wood richard beymer rita moreno george chakiris russ tamblyn: music by: leonard bernstein irwin kostal: cinematography: daniel l fapp, asc edited by. West side story is the modern day translation of romeo and juliet maria doesn't kill herself which is good because it shows she is more mature than juliet it is a very accurate modern day translation of romeo and juliet. Romeo and juliet & west side story [william shakespeare arthur laurents] -- comparison of romeo and juliet and west side story home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a. William shakespeare’s romeo and juliet and arthur laurents’ west side story are similar in many ways they both have the similar theme of forbidden love and love that is expected or arranged they both have the similar theme of forbidden love and love that is expected or arranged. The enchantment and hypnotism of william shakespeare's romeo and juliet is distinctly united with arthur laurent's west side story in this cinematic rendition that materializes one of the greatest musicals to ever possess our screens.
Arthur laurents has written the story of two hostile teen-age gangs fighting for supremacy amid the tenement houses, corner stores and bridges of the west side the story is a powerful one, partly, no doubt, because mr laurents has deliberately given it the shape of romeo and juliet. West side story went on to be adapted into a wildly successful and oscar-winning film in 1961, and has become a staple of high school english teachers as a tool for covering romeo and juliet read. If you are looking for a ebook by shakespeare, william & laurents, arthur romeo and juliet (and) west side story in pdf format, in that case you come on to right site. 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.
West side story - tonight music: leonard bernstein lyrics: stephen sondheim book: arthur laurents basis: romeo and juliet by william shakespeare william gomez: ave maria, solo. Rcm music history 1 - west side story study play musical a uniquely american genre a play with spoken dialogue but featuring musical numbers, such as songs, dances, and choruses, as well as spectacular staging romeo and juliet william shakespeare playwright who wrote the story that west side story is based on arthur laurents. Romeo and juliet - bound with - west side story shakespeare, william - bound with - laurents, arthur (introduction by norris houghton, notos by john bettenbender) published by laurel leaf library, dell books isbn # 0-440-97483-6, dated august 1980 $195 cover price. This is two books in one: the text of william shakespeare's tragedy romeo and juliet and the text of west side story, the 20th century musical with a book by arthur laurents and lyrics by stephen sondheim.
The play west side story, by arthur laurents, is based upon the play romeo and juliet, by william shakespeare despite a few differences, both works, in essence, have the same plot. - the play west side story, by arthur laurents, is based upon the play romeo and juliet, by william shakespeare despite a few differences, both works, in essence, have the same plot. West side story is a 1961 american romantic musical tragedy film directed by robert wise and jerome robbins the film is an adaptation of the 1957 broadway musical of the same name , which in turn was inspired by william shakespeare 's play romeo and juliet.
Editions for romeo and juliet and west side story: 0440974836 (paperback published in 1965), 0808508725 (library binding published in 1965), 0812416562 . Characters- songs- setting- plot leonard bernstein theme comparison west side story romeo and juliet maria â chino â tony juliet â paris â romeo anita nurse jets vs sharks montagues vs capulets bernardo tybalt riff mercutio. Romeo and juliet / west side story by william shakespeare , arthur laurents published 1965 by laurel leaf in new york, usa. A comparison of william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and arthur laurents west side story pages 1 words 388 view full essay more essays like this: romeo and juliet, west side story, arthur laurents not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university.
West side story is an american musical written by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein, lyrics by stephen sondheim, and choreography by jerome robbins it is said to be a rendition of shakespeare’s romeo and juliet west side story and romeo and juliet have a number of similarities and. West side shifts study play west side story loosely based on william shakespeare's romeo and juliet conflict between bf of gang leader falls in love with rival gang leader's sister similarity romeo and juliet have a similar conflict between the two families montague's and capulet's age 25 wrote the lyrics to west side story the. West side story is also largely based on william shakespeare’s romeo and juliet, and it features a star-crossed romance between tony and a girl named maria while tony is closely tied to the. Comparing shakespeare's romeo and juliet versus arthur laurents west side story in approximately 1594, william shakespeare began to write one of the most well known tragedies in history, romeo and juliet.
West side story is a musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein and lyrics by stephen sondheim it was inspired by william shakespeare 's play romeo and juliet. Comparing shakespeare's romeo and juliet versus arthur laurents west side story 1066 words 5 pages in approximately 1594, william shakespeare began to write one of the most well known tragedies in history, romeo and juliet. Comparing arthur laurents' west side story and shakespeare's romeo and juliet - although the discrepancies between romeo and juliet and west side story are too frequent to categorize in such limited space, it is impossible for anyone familiar with both texts to not notice the obvious similarities between the two works (theme. “west side story” was inspired by william shakespeare’s “romeo and juliet,” and centers on the rivalry between the jets and the sharks, two teenage street gangs.
Romeo and juliet and west side story have many similarities, such as both romeo and bernardo got into a fight with their worst enemies comparison of romeo and juliet by william shakespeare to west side story by arthur laurents. West side story inspired by romeo and juilet , westside story written by arthur laurents is a musical based book that tells the story of two gangs in the 1950's about turf, when the new york 'jets' feel there land is being invaded by the puetorican 'sharks.