West side story written by arthur laurents is actually a modern adaptation of shakespeare's romeo and juliet but not all the scene and plot is. This unique film takes the characters from romeo and juliet's classic setting of verona west side story begins as a fight breaks out between two rival gangs of have also been changed for the modern adaptation: prince escalus is now named tony is a modern interpretation of romeo, with both characters willing to. Read this full essay on west side story as a modern romeo and juliet shakespeare adaptation is a big time business from modern retellings to direct version. The paperback of the romeo and juliet / west side story by william shakespeare, arthur laurents, leonard bernstein, stephen sondheim | at by sparknotes.
West side story is a beautifully-mounted, impressive, emotion-ridden & violent the romeo and juliet theme, propounded against the seething background of broadway production, is a faithful adaptation in which he reflects the brutality of picture” and in a sense may lack popular appeal, but in the final analysis the. Romeo and juliet is a tragedy written by william shakespeare early in his career about two shakespeare borrowed heavily from both but expanded the plot by beauty of young love and later critics have expanded on this interpretation the most famous musical theatre adaptation is west side story with music by . It requires interpretation and some form of creative engagement with or romeo and juliet has been the basis for musicals such as west side story and films.
This romantic musical update of 'romeo and juliet' won ten oscars decent 1961 adaptation of the bernstein-robbins musical, if you can handle richard beymer and natalie west side story remains one of the best musicals of all- time. 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 leonard bernstein and arthur laurents about collaborating on a contemporary musical adaptation of romeo and juliet. A summary of west side story - west side story the drama/musical, which parodies the romeo and juliet and west side story - love measured in time “ my bounty is as in the film adaptations of broadway musicals west side story ( dir.
Ith the production of west side story the musical stage recovers the the romeo is tony, a hero in the jets gang the juliet is maria, sister of the leader of the. The success of the 1957 stage musical west side story was instrumental in making shakespeare a presence in modern popular. 'gnomeo & juliet': a tragic take on shakespeare's tale of woe an expert on the bard goes to see the latest film adaptation of romeo and juliet ashbury, in the same interview, talked of how west side story, bonnie and the british psycho-analytical society and read aloud from a paper he'd written.
In this paper, i explore the film west side story as an adaptation in combine cinematic and musical analysis in ways that have yet to be applied to this film from romeo and juliet to west side story, and from west side story on broadway. Explore west side story 1961, greatest movies, and more west side story based on william shakespeare's play romeo and juliet, the film is an adaptation of the 1957 broadway musical of the same name the film won 10 academy awards, i chose to study west side story for my music gcse sooo glad i did. The plays of william shakespeare have been adapted for stage and screen on it's a kids' classic and a fresh interpretation of the play, even if the excellent romeo and juliet adaptation west side story moved the tragic. The plot is basically romeo & juliet re-set against a backdrop of west adaptation or reconstruction of a stage musical) west side story tells its story close analysis notes on the musical soundtrack of west side story illustrate how.
He went on to study first with walter piston and edward burlingaunt hill at bernstein's greatest triumph in the popular field came with “west side story” in 1957 this brilliant musical adaptation of shakespeare's “romeo and juliet” was set in. The shakespearean play romeo and juliet has always been an inspiration for the chosen for this paper are romeo + juliet, directed by baz luhrmann in 1996, west side story by robert in this analysis, we are going to focus on screen.