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  • West Side Story And Romeo And Juliet
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    There are minor differences between Zefferelli's Romeo and Juliet to Rogers and Hammerstein's West Side Story. However, very similar. The movie's central story line between love and violence intertwine, varying only by form and detail. Both stories start off by introducing two rival groups. In Romeo and Juliet there are two households both alike in dignity but with an ancient grudge between them. The houses are ancient, prominent families in the city of Verona, Italy and their names are Montague...
  • Romeo And Juliet's Famous Balcony Scene
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    Similarities of Two Famous Tales of Love In one of the most famous love stories of this century, many elements from another famous tale of love were borrowed. In many instances, Westside Story mirrored Shakespeare " romeo And Juliet. Many similarities were noted from the characterization to the plot structure. However, they differed as well. In Westside Story, some characters shared personalities with those of Romeo And Juliet. The families of the Capulets and Montagues were well represented by ...
  • Opening Act Of Romeo And Juliet
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    Romeo & Juliet vs. West Side Story What would Romeo and Juliet be like if Juliet hadn't died? What if Paris killed Romeo, instead of vice versa? What if instead of occurring several centuries ago, it took place on the streets of New York City during the 1950's, with a bunch of fresh-faced youths posing as street toughs and dancing and singing their hearts out? Well, just take a look at West Side Story, and you will have your answers. It is impossible for anyone familiar with both texts to not no...
  • Capulet Ball In Shakespeare's 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 i...
  • Romeo And Juliet And Tony And Maria
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    In plays, as in real life, individuals' actions can change the course of events in theirs, as well as, other individuals' lives. In both Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story, the lovers were forced to take their own lives or be killed because of fate and the actions of others. In Romeo and Juliet, one character who is partly responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Tybalt. Tybalt enrages Romeo and causes him to kill Tybalt. In Romeo and Juliet, this brings about Romeo's exile from Veron...
  • Tony And Maria
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    Widely considered as a masterpiece of the America Musical Theater the movie version of West Side Story is among the most faithful of Hollywood adaptations. Leonard Bernstein's music, Jerome Robbins' choreography, the story by Arthur Laurent's and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics combine to transform William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet into the language and temper of the streets in the '50's of New York City. The musical, written and performed, opens with an overview of the setting, in Manhattan, and c...

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