West Side Story

The further we get in time from when West Side Story was written, the 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 from 1957, created by one of the most talented The further we get in time from when West Side Story was written, the 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 from 1957, created by one of the most talented teams in showbiz history Ben Brantley, The New York TimesThe groundbreaking musical West Side Story re envisioning Romeo and Juliet in the gang ridden New York of its day defined a theatrical generation and launched the career of its lyricist Stephen Sondheim A much heralded revival is currently playing on Broadway, directed by Arthur Laurents with a score by Leonard Bernstein While the opening line of the original 1957 New York Times review declared the material is horrifying, the test of time has proven the endurance of the story of star crossed lovers Tony and Maria, told against the backdrop of the feuding Sharks and Jets This volume will be published alongside Sondheim s nine other titles from TCG, offering a complete portrait of his celebrated career in the musical theater.Arthur Laurents is a playwright, librettist, director, and screenwriter His credits include Gypsy, in collaboration with Stephen Sondheim, and the film The Way We Were.Stephen Sondheim is the composer and lyricist on such masterpieces as Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd.
West Side Story The further we get in time from when West Side Story was written the the musical s mythic dimensions come into focus The show continues to seduce in a theatrical language that remains universal Charl

  • Title: West Side Story
  • Author: Arthur Laurents Stephen Sondheim
  • ISBN: 9781559363723
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. مسرحية خفيفة أعادت صياغة (روميو و جولييت) لشكسبير في قالب جديد يتناسب و متغيرات القرن العشرين ، و اضفت لها بعد سياسي عن العنصرية و مشاكل المهاجرين او الملونين في امريكا ، و آخر اجتماعي عن مشاكل الجيل دا من الشباب وقتها في العموم *****شفت الفيلم و ماكانش كافي بالنسبة لى انه اشوفه [...]

    2. Confession: This play is one of many cultural touchstones I've somehow passed over. I had to read a play for a class and my first choice fell through so I read this one. And it was SO GOOD. I can't even imagine how incredible it would be to see it performed.

    3. West side story is a play that was on broadway and also made into a book and a movie. This play is about to rivial gangs fighting over a street. The leader of the Jets (Whites) riff does'nt the leader of the Sharks (Purto ricans) Benardo. Benardo sister ends up falling in love with Riff's bestfriend Tony which is also a Jet and this causes more problems in the gang. Benardo ends up killing Riff and Tony kills Benardo for revenge and Chino a Skark kills Tony for revenge and at the end both gangs [...]

    4. I was a little surprised at this when I got around to reading it and listening to the music. The book is great, and I had few problems with the pacing, dialogue, or stage directions. However, the music was a little disappointing. There were a few songs that didn't seem to add anythinganing if you cut them out the story would still be completely understandable. Oftentimes, they weren't great lyrically/musically either. There were a few gems from Sondheim's lyrics but overall I thought this was fa [...]

    5. Okay. I don't want to talk about the book/musical or whatever you want to call it. It was good. Really. I enjoyed it.But the movie. I love it :)I remember snapping my fingers through the hallways of my JHS with friends for weeks after watching it. Haha!

    6. I'm still pouting that I wasn't cast as a Jet. To my amusement, a recent NC Shakespeare Festival performance of Romeo & Juliet featured a short-haired young woman playing Mercutio.

    7. The book itself was pretty good.As for the ending and the two main characters,I thought the ending was just bad,and I did not like the two main characters.( On my summer reading list)

    8. Loved this story. Very much like Romeo and Juliet, but with different groups in conflict. Read it in high school because I thought it would be interesting.

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