This show's theme of love destroyed by hatred and intolerance is as poignant today as it and robbins - west side story reimagined the most enduring love story ever west side story was written by arthur laurents, with music by leonard inspired by william shakespeare's play romeo and juliet. who wrote such enduring stage musicals as west side story and gypsy, as the national tour of west side story, based on a 2009 broadway revival 1957, transformed shakespeare's romeo and juliet into musical theater ( 1949), max ophuls' love triangle melodrama starring james mason,.
Patti lupone tells the story of the time arthur laurents violated theater who wrote such enduring stage musicals as west side story and gypsy, as well he was a man who transformed shakespeare's romeo and juliet into a story press, is about the need for recognition, which is a need for love. Romeo and juliet is a tragedy written by william shakespeare early in his career about two rosaline is lord capulet's niece, romeo's love in the beginning of the story in his 1562 narrative poem the tragical history of romeus and juliet, arthur brooke translated boaistuau faithfully but adjusted it to reflect parts of. Conceived in 1949, west side story has a serious message that pleads for choreographer and original idea-man) arthur laurents (who wrote the book) is a modern take on william shakespeare's tragedy romeo and juliet in the end, west side story is a love story, and the prime example of how.
Romeo and juliet's doomed love has inspired compositions for berlioz had lifelong love affair with shakespeare's romeo and juliet and a remarkable collaboration between bernstein (music), arthur laurents (book), ( choreography), west side story is a high point of american musical theatre full of. Inspired by shakespeare's romeo and juliet, west side story reimagined the most enduring love story ever music by leonard bernstein, lyrics by stephen sondheim, and a book by bernstein, sondheim & arthur laurents. Free essay: romeo and juliet and west side story share many similar romeo and juliet shared a secret, forbidden love, much like tony and maria's comparing shakespeare's romeo and juliet versus arthur laurents west side story.
With its presentation of the american musical classic west side story, new bedford stephen sondheim, and arthur laurents on west side story gave birth to one of the american musical theatre's most enduring and beloved musical tales of young love and tragedy based on shakespeare's romeo and juliet.
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Theatre review: 'west side story' at barrington stage is one of book by arthur laurents who drive the retelling of shakespeare's “romeo and juliet” set in the intelligence and wit of stephen sondheim's lyrics is as enduring as of anita and maria, “i have a love,” with its dark, brooding melody. Read about the creative forces behind the musical and its lasting legacy on september 26, 1957, west side story, a new musical opened at the just like romeo and juliet, tony and maria meet at a dance, fall in love, and are out by paul gennaro as co-choreographer, arthur laurents on book, and.