West side story west side story transfers shakespeare's romeo and juliet to present-day new yorkthe 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. West side story won an almost-record ten oscars, including best picture, supporting awards to chakiris and rita moreno as bernardo's girlfriend, anita, and best director to robbins and wise. 106 quotes - additionally, great-quotes has more than 25 million other easily searchable movie, proberbs, sayings and famous quotes we have also selectively chosen a large collection of inspirational, life, motivationa, friendship, graduation and funny quotes to help motivate and brighten your. West side story is the filmed version of the hit broadway musical inspired by romeo and juliet jerome robbins, who conceived the stage version, gets co-director credit here.
In fact, the musical was originally going to be east side story, and it was going to be an examination of anti-semitism through the conflict (and forbidden love story) between an irish catholic. 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. West side story tells the tale of a love affair between tony, who is polish american, and maria, a puerto rican, set against an urban background of interracial warfare. The jets are white the sharks are puerto rican west side story's first and foremost a love story, but the themes of immigration and racism seethe below the surface the song america, in part, is about how american culture treats puerto ricans like second-class citizens, and the tensions between.
West side story is modeled loosely after romeo and juliet in that play, the families had fought for so long and killed so many people on either side that they simply could not remember where the feud started. West side story (1961) they will escape the surrounding hatred and find a less violent, hateful world to live in tony decides to hide out in the cellar of doc's. - west side story and the outsiders west side story is a book about two gangs living in a large city the outsiders is a book with the same concept, two gangs that are archrivals even though two different authors wrote these books during two different time periods, they have the same story line.
David swicegood and kerri roberts didn't plan on a reunion, 20 years after collaborating on a record-breaking run of west side story at town theatre in 1998 it just happened that way. From the first notes to the final breath, west side story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time arthur laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever. Romeo and juliet and west side story share many similar themes romeo and juliet both chronicle a story of overcoming prejudice and hatred, forbidden love, and defying stereotypes that nobody thought could be broken. Comparison of romeo and juliet and west side story arthur laurent's musical west side story, and william shakespeare's tragic play romeo and juliet, are very similar, but also very different, in plot structure, characters, and themes.
In west side story they don't get married but they do have a torrid love affair the hate between the two groups was modernized to racism and not as many of the main characters die in west side story. West side story (1961) now that the lovers are in the midst of increasing conflict between the two gangs, bernardo lectures at his sister for stepping over. In west side story the only thing holding each other back from one another are their ties to gangs maria, the sharks and tony,the jets this, in my eyes, makes romeo and juliet's love for one another stronger than maria and tony's. Best answer: both stories involve feuding between families with different values, and end in the deaths of young people because they believed their love would overcome the hostilities, or that they were set apart from the feuding and their love had nothing to do with the rest of the world. Is love - deep, intense and passionate love that defies friendship, family and everything in between deep love theme or point is this point is emphasized when maria later disregards the death of her brother, bernardo, at the hands of tony and agrees to marry him, consummation sealing the deal.
Gang of new york in the 1961 film west side story, members of the sharks gang—played by jay norman, george chakiris, and eddie verso—take to the streets. The west side story: a grand slam receiver of academy awards having been released by the united artists in 1961, the west side story gained praise and at the same time critiques from the viewers and it also achieved the title of: the 2nd highest grossing movie in 1961. 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. West side story addresses the concerns of the fifties and sixties just as romeo + juliet does for the nineties: unsupervised teens with too much time on their hands either fall into gangs and delinquency or into love.
An epic musical reimagining of romeo and juliet, west side story premiered on broadway in 1957 and has since been revived three times, most recently in 2009, and was adapted into an oscar-winning. West side story show dates: august 30 - september 16, 2018 from the first notes to the final breath, west side story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.
West side story partnered with leap in order to bring a conflict busting workshop to youths in east london official theatre talks to show director and choreographer joey mckneely and actor louis. After its 1957 premiere on broadway, west side story was made into a feature film starring natalie wood - the film was nominated for 11 academy awards and won 10, including best picture (as well as a special award for robbins), becoming the record holder for the most wins for a movie musical. West side story character descriptions: the sharks - a puerto rican gang maria‐ a hopeless romantic and innocent young girl she falls in love with tony and. In the 1961 musical west side story, natalie wood played maria, a young girl from puerto rico who finds forbidden love amid racial hatred and gang turf battles in 1950s new york city.