Romeo and juliet and west side story have the exact same themes because west side story is bascially a modern day version of romeo and juliet therefore the storylines is exactly the same love is the main theme within both storylines because the lovers are the ones that create conflict and death between the two famillies or the two gangs. West side story was the kind of musical people thought was good for them, a pious expression of admirable but unrealistic liberal sentiments, and certainly its street gangs at war -- one puerto rican, one the descendants of european immigrants -- seem touchingly innocent compared to contemporary reality. Inspired by shakespeare's romeo and juliet, west side story tells the story of lovers maria and tony as they find themselves caught between rival street gangs, the jets and the sharks. Romeo and juliet is a tragedy written by william shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families it was among shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed playstoday, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers. One of the most performed productions in american history, west side story is a classic retelling of romeo and juliet in an urban setting the jets and sharks rule the streets of new york city, but these gangs don’t like to share.
Fifty years after west side story won 10 oscars, including best picture, a newspaper in riverside has told the story behind the story behind west side story the story we know: the celebrated musical is an update of romeo and juliet set among white and puerto rican gangs on new york's west side. - romeo & juliet vs west side story shakespeare's is 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. West side story (1961) – inspired by romeo and juliet, this classic new york musical was an adaptation of the 1957 broadway musical of the same name a tale of two rival street gangs, the film chronicles the story of tony, a member of the american gang, who falls for maria, the sister of the leader of the puerto rican gang. West side story beth cooper professor barrett introduction to drama west side story is an american musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein, and lyrics by stephen sondheim the musical's plot is based on william shakespeare's romeo and juliet.
It is a broadway style romeo and juliet romance set in 1950’s in manhattan’s west side in new york city where the feuding families become two warring new york city gangs- the white jets led by riff and the puerto rican sharks, led by brenardo. 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 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. 6) the universal theme of hate and close-mindedness presents itself in unique forms in romeo and juliet and west side story respectively like romeo and juliet, tony and maria are of adverse parties, and their doomed love is forbidden.
West side story holds the record number of academy awards for a movie musical (10, including best picture), and has been marked culturally significant by the us library of congress 36/51. Romeo and juliet with west side storyshakespeare’s is one of the most read writers ever and his writing was sosuccessful that not just one group of people liked it he did this by relatingto his audience using universal truths. Irrational hate in both william shakespeare’s tragedy romeo and juliet and jerome robbins’ musical west side story, two feuding groups display irrational hatred toward one another while all hatred may be considered “irrational”, there seems to be no known cause for the animosity other than one group simply does not like the other. Romeo and juliet, and west side story may have a lot of similarities and differences, of points of convergence and divergence, which span through centuries of existence, but they remain to be faithful and effective in fulfilling their purpose.
Leonard bernstein’s most significant contribution to the world of shakespeare was west side story, the 1957 smash broadway hit adaptation of romeo and juliet this shakespeare unlimited podcast episode honors bernstein's legacy, in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of his birth. West side story written by arthur laurents is actually a modern adaptation of shakespeare’s romeo and juliet the west side story is set in upper west side manhattan it is about rivalry between two teenage gangs of different backgrounds anton, a member of the white gang, fell in love with maria, the sister of the [. What musical retells the story of romeo and juliet with a contemporary polish american as romeo and a contemporary puerto rican american as juliet west side story which artist is credited with changing the face of the american musical in such works as sweeny todd, into the woods and sunday in the park with george. The overriding theme, of course, between the two stories – romeo and juliet and the west side story is love – deep, intense and passionate love the kind that defies everything even families and loyalties.
From romeo and juliet to west side story, and from west side story on broadway to west side “external appearances are made to mirror inner truths west side story has garnered a great deal of scholarly attention since it first premiered in. Language arts classes can draw close comparisons between west side story and romeo and juliet with a lesson that compares and contrasts the characters and plot points from both stories additionally, an activity encourages readers to compare the 1961 film version west side story directed by robert wise with the 1996 film version of romeo and. Romeo and juliet by: thomas webb & this classic has inspired countless works since then, and will continue to do so west side story west side story is most likely the most famous piece of a puerto rican gang who represent the capulets the main characters are tony, an ex-jet who represents romeo, and maria, a puerto rican girl whose. A modern version of shakespeare's romeo and juliet from the start, west side story was – in the very early stages of its creation – called east side story set on the lower east side of manhattan during passover, it featured conflict between an irish catholic family and a jewish one.
Star wars: it's a different story when i am doing photo it is unclear whether this servant is a character from a story the use of universal truths in romeo and juliet and west side story herself or. West side story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, romeo and juliet the feuding families become two warring new york city gangs- the white jets led by riff and the puerto rican sharks, led by bernardo. - romeo & juliet vs west side story shakespeare's is 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. West side story & romeo and juliet an androgynous and ambiguous radio show host interviews the four creators of the musical west side story, along with the four main characters from the show.
Shakespeare's romeo and juliet and west side story both have a lot in common as well as major differences that set them apart although west side story is a direct rendition of shakespeare's original play, many of the themes and symbols are altered to fit the modern perspective.