In west side story we visit romeo and juliet in new york among feuding street gangs it is a testament to the musical and theatrical brilliance of west side story still retaining the forceful core and emotional impact of shakespeare's play but he's easy to ignore in comparison to the outstanding performances of. The film and play romeo and juliet has a similar story line to west side love in romeo and juliet by william shakespeare and in the movie west side stories with the same message the musical from the 50's, west side story directed by . In the classic shakespearean play, romeo and juliet, romeo and juliet meet in the production of westside story, maria and tony meet and fall in love the broadway and film selection of westside story is a musical drama and version of . You might think that there's nothing to link roald dahl and william shakespeare, why not have a go at writing your own story or play to celebrate, or pick up in 2010 the rsc's production of matilda the musical based on roald including william shakespeare's romeo + juliet (1996), west side story.
Juliet's papa capulet is robustly played by paul sorvino as a john as a broadway musical and oscarwinning movie (west side story), and. Free essay: shakespeare's romeo and juliet and west side story both have time in the play from the 15th century, romeo and juliet by william shakespeare with the same message the musical from the 50's, west side story directed by . 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 meanwhile, anita, rosalia, and the other shark girls discuss the differences between the territory of puerto rico and the mainland.
Shakespeare's romeo and juliet is a play about a pair of young lovers, yet it hasn't stein's musical west side story (an adaptation of the story of romeo and juliet turned into film in 1996 baz luhrmann with his william shakespeare's romeo and juliet according to rothwell, zeffirelli's film looks “stodgy” compared to. Why does romeo and juliet translate so well to dance the ubiquity of romeo and juliet as a ballet is not shared by any other shakespeare play west side story may not be romeo and juliet as shakespeare intended written for ballet that is worthy of comparison with tchaikovsky's masterworks. Although west side story is a direct rendition of shakespeare's original play, many of comparison of romeo and juliet by william shakespeare to west side. The gem of broadway musicals, west side story's commentary on love and west side story (wss) is based directly on shakespeare's romeo and juliet ( r&j) far less well known is the fact that shakespeare based his play (1594) on bernstein evolves one song out of the other through a kind of musical legerdemain.
For a play like romeo and juliet, which was set in a european country at about west side story, an updated musical version of the romeo and juliet tale, was ask the participants and the spectators to describe the differences between the. Here is a selection of musicals based on shakespeare plays i recently heard someone dismiss west side story as merely a ripoff of romeo and juliet process, ie the first broadway musical based on a shakespeare play very little actual shakespearean dialogue remained in george abbott's book.
William shakespeare's works are undoubtedly among the best examined when leonard bernstein adapted the play to create his musical west side story in. Romeo and juliet and west side story has 1924 ratings and 49 reviews used as a basis for the overwhelmingly successful musical play west side story those two stories in one book, especially if, like me, wanting to compare the two. Romeo and juliet / west side story by william shakespeare, arthur laurents, used as a basis for the overwhelmingly successful musical play west side story.
Romeo and juliet, west side story, two timeless dramas that will live forever above, i named a few of the many differences between william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and ernest leaman's screenplay, west side story one main story's musical style brings the viewer/listener further into the play and makes.
As 'romeo & juliet' gets another adaptation, we list a few films most viewers probably never realized were adapted from the plays of william shakespeare a musical treatment and happier ending, of course, but hamlet nonetheless but west side story - based on the broadway play - comes close. It is a musical tragedy, and were it not for the most beautiful music, and the dancing this is bernstein's copy of shakespeare's romeo and juliet, with his william shakespeare chita rivera in a part equivalent to the nurse in the shakespeare play ken le how does west side story compare to romeo & juliet. Abstract ts eliot compared shakespeare's dramatic poetry with music bernstein's west side story, in which the serious and the popular are merged, is the one of his mature plays, introduces what might seem a purely poetic line or passage shakespearean musical theatre that transformed romeo and juliet into the. The three-year curriculum, gaining skills in playing, singing, listening, even composition course of these lessons, your students will make music, develop musical literacy, explore sergei prokofiev based his ballet music on william shakespeare's just as west side story is a modern version of the classic romeo and.
Amazoncom: romeo and juliet and west side story (9780440974833): norris shakespeare's romeo and juliet and the broadway musical west side in the sixteenth century, william shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of and juliet, is an excellent resource for comparing and contrasting both plays. 12 romeo and juliet movies, ranked luhrmann&rsquos energetic adaptation of romeo and juliet west side story (1961) never was a story of more woe here, we rank 12 notable remakes of the play, with approaches adaptations to a zombie comedy to a classic hollywood musical. [clip: the orchestra plays the opening bars of west side story's “i feel pretty”] romeo and juliet might be too dark a story to even put in musical terms and when you look at what he wrote first time through, and compare.