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  • One Innovation Of West Side Story
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    West Side Story is one of the most influential musicals of all time. It's 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 Laurents and composer Leonard Bernstein of a musical called East Side Story, with a plot concentrating on a Catholic girl and a Jewish boy. Oth...
  • 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...
  • West Side Story And Romeo And Juliet
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    Differences Between Laurence's West Side Story and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 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 relat...
  • West Side Story
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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...
  • 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...
  • West Side Story And Romeo And Juliet
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    Romeo and Juliet versus West Side Story By Kirk Forte " Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, two timeless dramas that will live forever. Although both of these stories have many similarities, there are also many differences. These differences include the differences in soliloquy, the fact that Maria doesn't die, the fact that we never see Tony or Maria's parents, as well as the issues of marriage, the importance of gangs and families to each story. To understand these differences, I have read and ...
  • Gang Activity In West Side Story
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    Final Paper on Movies Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story are two very similar movies. Though they are alike in many ways, they are also very different as well. The two movies mirror each other all the way until the fight in West Side Story and until Mercurio dies in Romeo and Juliet. When Tony dies in West Side Story and Maria, acting as a Juliet, the major differences start to show. In Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers both die, in West Side Story, Maria lives. Instead of fighting between fami...
  • West Side Story Tony
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    Most of you of you know the story Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. But did you know that a man by the name of Mr. Laurent wrote a parody called West Side Story. These two story both express the same points about young love, feuds, and unneeded death. Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona, Italy in the 1400's as West Side Story takes place in New York City, USA in the 1950's. In the two stories there is some kind of feud going on between the two families. In West Side Story they are fighting ...
  • Romeo And Juliet And West Side Story
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    Shakespeare's was one of the most read writers ever and his writing was so successful that not just one group of people liked it. He did this by relating to his audience using universal truths. Human emotions are not something that change over time and they are also known as universal truths; love, hate, revenge, and envy are all examples of universal truths. This play was so successful that many other movies have copied the plot but changed the scenery. Over the past 400 years since this play w...

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