Two perennial classics--william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and the broadway musical west side story--in a single volume the tragedy of love thwarted by fate has always intrigued writers in the sixteenth century, william shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of the world's great plays: romeo and juliet. West side story was alot like romeo and juliet in many ways and stuck to alot of the main themes but it also had some differences in its story line overall it was very good representation of romeo and juliet. A west side story is quite similar to the story of romeo and juliet in a west side story, two gangs are feuding during modern times both gangs are fighting over a piece of territory. West side story transfers shakespeare's romeo and juliet to present-day new york the love story of romeo and juliet becomes that of maria and tony the feud between the houses of the capulets and the montagues is re-created in one involving two teen-age gangs, the jets and the sharks.
In comparing the play romeo and juliet by william shakespeare (1596), with its' film appropriation west side story directed by robert wise (1961), it is evident that the portrayed values have been maintained or changed as a consequence of the time the texts were created in. Welcome to the official west side story website this is the place for you if you've ever been involved in or infatuated with west side story – as an actor, singer, dancer, musician, producer, director, designer, crew or – just as important – as a fan. West side story began its out of town performances at the national theatre in washington, dc on august 19, 1957 after a two-week run at philadelphia’s erlanger theatre, the show opened on broadway at the winter garden theatre on september 26, 1957. 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.
West side story book by arthur laurents lyrics by stephen sondheim music by leonard bernstein originally conceived, directed and choreographed by jerome robbins based on william shakespeare’s “romeo and juliet. Whereas the feud in shakespeare’s romeo and juliet is simply representational of long-lasting ideologies of hatred and a power struggle shared between families, west side story is representational of minorities and their struggle to rise and ultimately belong in america upon immigrating. Although directors robert wise and jerome robbins strove to from romeo and juliet to west side story, and from west side story on broadway to west side shakespeare‟s work, west side story becomes “more social tragedy than romeo and juliet” as prejudice replaces chance or fate14 10 west side storywest side story in , ) ). West side story:key themes of romeo and juliet and west - 3/20/2011 the overriding theme, of course, between the two stories – romeo and juliet and the west side story is love – deep, intense and.
West side story may not be written in iambic pentameter, but its passion and sincerity get to the heart of romeo and juliet better than anything else courtesy everett collection 1 of 13. Compare and contrast log in × scroll to top home the comparison of the play romeo and juliet by william shakespeare pages 2 words 1,201 view full essay more essays like this: not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university exactly what i needed. West side story has often been characterized as a latter-day, american romeo and juliet it is true that the romance upon which the plot pivots is in the troubadour tradition of doomed romantic love ( tristan and ysolde or abelard and heloise as much as shakespeares renaissance-era tragedy.
Romeo (leonardo dicaprio) is aloof toward the goings-on of his montague cousins, but after he realizes that juliet (claire danes) is a capulet at the end of one very wild party, the enmity between. West side story is a 1961 american romantic musical tragedy film directed by robert wise and jerome robbins the film is an adaptation of the 1957 broadway musical of the same name , which in turn was inspired by william shakespeare 's play romeo and juliet. The ways in which diversity and divisions affect people and their relationships can be shown in shakespeare’s play, romeo and juliet, as well as the film west side story, directed by jerome robbins and robert wise.
Transcript of romeo and juliet vs west side story a modern day allusion to one of shakespeare's works is jerome robbins' and robert wise's 1961 musical, west side story. A comparison of scenes from west side story and romeo and juliet cinematography the scene before the meeting scene in west side story maria spins around in her dress the camera then carries on spinning which creates a colourful blurred effect on the screen. Romeo and juliet (1968) directed by franco zeffirelli west side story (1961) directed by jerome robbins and robert wise the director’s choice of location and set have a huge impact on the audience’s perceptions of the film.
William shakespeare’s romeo and juliet was originally published in 1597 and is the tragic love story of a young man and woman who come from rival families numerous productions, from theatrical to ballets to films, have been created over the years to introduce, or re-introduce, this classic to audiences. In the sixteenth century, william shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of the world's great plays: romeo and juliet in our own time, shakespeare's drama has been used as a basis for the overwhelmingly successful musical play west side story. In romeo and juliet, juliet fakes her death by drinking a potion given to her by the friar, and awaits romeo in the family tomb in westside story, maria becomes angry, because she is told that tony was killed by chino when in fact, tony was still alive. - the book west side story written by arthur laurents is set in the mid 1950’s, created as modern version of shakespeare’s romeo and juliet west side story is a romantic tragedy about two characters that are supposedly completely different and aren’t accepted when they fall in love.
Teachers may now indicate the parallelism of romeo and juliet and westside story have students identify the counterparts in the rival gangs of new york’s west side allow students to discuss how problems outside of the family can penetrate the family unit and in what ways the family may react. The winner of 10 academy awards, this 1961 musical by choreographer jerome robbins and director robert wise (the sound of music) remains irresistiblebased on a smash broadway play updating shakespeare's romeo and juliet to the 1950s era of juvenile delinquency, west side story stars natalie wood and richard beymer as the star-crossed lovers from different neighbourhoods--and ethnicities. West area tale is in accordance with romeo and juliet yet for me west area tale is a greater modern-day and much less complicated to persist with i do no longer assume a musical replaced into on the playing cards for for shakespeare no longer plenty you should do with a loot,drums and a sort of off key pianos.