West Side Story

Tony and Maria find their love threatened by the hatred of two rival New York street gangs

Author: Irving Shulman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671725662

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Tony and Maria find their love threatened by the hatred of two rival New York street gangs
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Leonard Bernstein West Side Story

The core of the book is the commentary on the music itself. West Side Story is one of the very few Broadway musicals for which there is a complete published orchestral score, as well as two different editions of the piano-vocal score.

Author: Nigel Simeone

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754664848

Category: Music

Page: 177

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West Side Story is one of the few Broadway musicals that can make a genuine claim to transforming the genre. Nigel Simeone begins by exploring the long process of creating West Side Story, including a discussion of Bernstein's sketches, early drafts of the score and script, as well as cut songs. The core of the book is the commentary on the music itself. West Side Story is one of the very few Broadway musicals for which there is a complete published orchestral score, as well as two different editions of the piano-vocal score. The survival of the original copied orchestral score, and the reminiscences of Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal, reveal details of the orchestration process, and the extent to which Bernstein was involved in this. Simeone concludes by placing West Side Story in the context of Bernstein's oeuvre as well as considering the lasting impact and reputation of the show.
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Romeo and Juliet West Side Story

Presents Shakespeare's classic play together with a contemporary interpretation "Poet

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 0440974836

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 254

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Presents Shakespeare's classic play together with a contemporary interpretation
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West Side Story

West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical presents a major scholarly study of the famous American musical West Side Story, viewing the work from cultural, historical, and musical perspectives.

Author: Elizabeth A. Wells

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461674221

Category: Music

Page: 326

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West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical presents a major scholarly study of the famous American musical West Side Story, viewing the work from cultural, historical, and musical perspectives. From the "mambo craze" of the 1950s to the work's ongoing permeation of popular culture, Wells looks at the myriad ways in which this canonic musical reflects and refracts American culture.
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Upper West Side Story

The story of this dynamic neighborhood begins with the colonial period, when merchant princes commanded royal views of the Hudson--until the approach of Washington’s troops drove them from their mansions--and continues through the bucolic ...

Author: Peter Salwen

Publisher: Peter Salwen

ISBN: 0896598942

Category: Architecture

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"As any resident, restaurateur, or realtor will tell you, New York's Upper West Side--that swath of Manhattan between Central Park and the Hudson River, from roughly Columbus Circle to Columbia University--is the place for fashionable dining, dwelling, and dressing up. But the Young Urban Professionals now discovering the area (and many oldtimers, too) might be surprised to learn that other colonists had preceded them by two or three hundred years--Dutch farmers and English gentry with names like Theunis Idens van Huys, Hendrick Hendrickon Bosch, Charles Ward Apthorpe, and Oliver De Lancey. The names of many later residents are more familiar: Edgar Allan Poe, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lillian Russell, Diamond Jim Brady, Florenz Ziegfeld, Arturo Toscanini, Fanny Brice, William Randolph Hearst, Theodore Dreiser, Lewis Mumford, Humphrey Bogart (he was a child there), Lauren Bacall (so was she), Gertrude Stein, Mae West, Leonard Bernstein, John Lennon. Quite a neighborhood. And Peter Salwen’s Upper West Side Story is quite a book: an engaging, often hilarious history of this fabulous city-within-a-city. It is a treasury of colorful biographies--of farmers, tycoons, thieves, and artists. It is an architectural grand tour--of the Dakota, the Ansonia, Lincoln Center, and the romantic residential skyscrapers of Central Park West. It is a compendium of Manhattan lore and delightful as well as occasionally horrifying trivia, enough to turn even a casual browser into the Compleat Upper West Sider. The story of this dynamic neighborhood begins with the colonial period, when merchant princes commanded royal views of the Hudson--until the approach of Washington’s troops drove them from their mansions--and continues through the bucolic nineteenth century, when the Bloomingdale Lunatic Asylum at 116th and Broadway (site of today's Columbia University) was the Upper West Side's prime tourist attraction. By the turn of the [twentieth] century, the fashionable “West End," as the neighborhood was then known, boasted extravagant mansions and private homes, grand parks and equestrian boulevards, and its own unique theatrical and night life. Author Peter Salwen chronicles those high-living years, and the half century of inexorable decline that followed--with its poverty and often sensational crime--and brings us up-to-date with a lively account of [the 1980s'] galloping renaissance. [This book] is living history--an unfinished story--generously illustrated with vintage engravings and photos of the buildings and people great and humble (those still with us and those that are no more). Also included are special walking tours to suit all levels of ambition and energy, and a who’s who of famous and infamous residents and where they lived."--Dust jacket.
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West Side Story

In the pages of this book, the backstage tale comes to life along with insight on what has made the film a favorite across six decades: its brilliant use of dance as staged by erstwhile co-director Jerome Robbins; a meaningful story, as set ...

Author: Richard Barrios

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762469468

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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A captivating, richly illustrated full account of the making of the ground-breaking movie classic West Side Story (1961). A major hit on Broadway, on film West Side Story became immortal-a movie different from anything that had come before, but this cinematic victory came at a price. In this engrossing volume, film historian Richard Barrios recounts how the drama and rivalries seen onscreen played out to equal intensity behind-the-scenes, while still achieving extraordinary artistic feats. The making and impact of West Side Story has so far been recounted only in vestiges. In the pages of this book, the backstage tale comes to life along with insight on what has made the film a favorite across six decades: its brilliant use of dance as staged by erstwhile co-director Jerome Robbins; a meaningful story, as set to Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's soundtrack; the performances of a youthful ensemble cast featuring Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and more; a film with Shakespearean roots (Romeo and Juliet) that is simultaneously timeless and current. West Side Story was a triumph that appeared to be very much of its time; over the years it has shown itself to be eternal.
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West Side Story

WEST SIDE STORY was first presented in London by H. M. Tennent Ltd and Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens at Her Majesty's Theatre on 12 December 1958 , with the following cast – The Jets RIFF ...

Author: Leonard Bernstein

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435235281

Category: American drama

Page: 128

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This series of contemporary plays includes structured GCSE assignments for use by individuals or groups. These include questions which involve close reading, writing and discussion. This play places the "Romeo and Juliet" story in a New York gang-warfare context.
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The Making of West Side Story

Each book in 'The Great Broadway Musicals Series' takes you behind the scenes of the original production of these classics of Broadway, composers, song writers and actors.

Author: Keith Garebian

Publisher: Oakville, ON : Mosaic Press

ISBN: UVA:X006029029

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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Each book in 'The Great Broadway Musicals Series' takes you behind the scenes of the original production of these classics of Broadway, composers, song writers and actors.
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Leonard Bernstein West Side Story

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (1961). ... Broadcast 'A place for us: 50 years of West Side Story' (NPR 2007), presented by Scott Simon, National Public Radio, 26 September 2007, including interviews with Robbins, Laurents, ...

Author: Nigel Simeone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351560382

Category: Music

Page: 192

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One of the Broadway musicals that can genuinely claim to have transformed the genre, West Side Story has been featured in many books on Broadway, but it has yet to be the focus of a scholarly monograph. Nigel Simeone begins by exploring the long process of creating West Side Story, including a discussion of Bernstein's sketches, early drafts of the score and script, as well as cut songs. The core of the book is a commentary on the music itself. West Side Story is one of the very few Broadway musicals for which there is a complete published orchestral score, as well as two different editions of the piano-vocal score. The survival of the original copied orchestral score, and the reminiscences of Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal, reveal details of the orchestration process, and the extent to which Bernstein was involved in this. Simeone's commentary considers: musical characteristics and compositional techniques used to mirror the drama (for example, the various uses of the tritone), motivic development, the use and reinvention of Broadway and other conventions, the creation of dramatic continuity in the score through the use of motifs and other devices, the unusual degree of dissonance and rhythmic complexity (at least for the time), and the integration of Latin-American dance forms (Mambo, Huapango and so on). Simeone also considers the reception of West Side Story in the contemporary press. The stir the show caused included the response that it was the angular, edgy score that made it a remarkable achievement. Not all reviews were uncritical. Finally, the book looks in detail at the making of the original Broadway cast recording, made in just one day, included on the accompanying downloadable resources.
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Upper West Side Story

Upper West Side Story is also the story of a remarkable multi-racial friendship, a love of two women united by their ideals and their devotion to their children, then divided by events that spiral out of control.

Author: Susan Pashman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1941861032

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Meet Bettina Grosjean, a professor of Women's History, and her husband, a high-ranking environmental policymaker in the New York City mayor's office. Once a pair of student radicals, they are now raising their two brainy children on New York's Upper West Side. Upper West Side Story is the tale of fierce parental love tested in a startling eruption of racial hostility and political chicanery within the very community they have long loved and helped to build. Despite the deep love and affection they have for each other, their domestic life is suddenly thrown into crisis by a shocking and tragic event: During a school field trip, their son Zach and his best friend, Cyrus, are horsing around when, in a freak accident, Cyrus falls down a flight of stairs. The fact that Cyrus is black, that his mother is Bettina's closest friend, that jealousy, suspicion and resentment have long been simmering in the community, and that there are powerful political forces at work as well-all conspire to reveal an ugly underbelly of the community the Grosjeans have worked so hard to fashion into a model of an enlightened, multiracial world. Upper West Side Story is also the story of a remarkable multi-racial friendship, a love of two women united by their ideals and their devotion to their children, then divided by events that spiral out of control.
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West Side Story Instrumental Solos

Excerpts from the musical, arranged for solo cello and piano with accompanying sound recording (enhanced CD); pianist, Jamie Johns.

Author: Leonard Bernstein

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

ISBN: 145840238X

Category: Music

Page: 59

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Excerpts from the musical, arranged for solo cello and piano with accompanying sound recording (enhanced CD); pianist, Jamie Johns.
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Notting Hill Carnival Quick Reads

Sapphire is the hot-headed leader of the Red Roses in an area where gang loyalty is all that matters.

Author: Candice Carty-Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409196198

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Sapphire is the hot-headed leader of the Red Roses in an area where gang loyalty is all that matters. But after a tragic event, Sapphire vows to leave her old life, friends and her gang behind. Life without the Red Roses and the violence that always followed them is certainly quieter. When she meets a boy called Apollo on her way to Notting Hill Carnival, she forms an instant bond with him. She thinks he could be the one. Until she discovers he's a member of rival gang, the Gold Teeth. Will she ever escape her past with the Red Roses, and how many lives will be ruined until she does? Funny, emotional and raw, with the Notting Hill Carnival acting as the backdrop of this retelling of West Side Story, by the Sunday Times bestselling author of Queenie.
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West Side Story

WEST SIDE STORY SYNDROME Ultimately, although West Side Story seemed to have raised a certain amount of consciousness about its subject, it may have done more harm than good. It was precisely this tameness, not the show's grittiness, ...

Author: Elizabeth A. Wells

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810876668

Category: Music

Page: 312

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Offers a history of the creation of West Side Story and looks at the musical from a variety of cultural and historical perspectives--from Latin American influences to feminist perspectives to what the work has to say about juvenile delinquency in the 1950s--in a book that includes photos, a timeline, a discography and a cast and crew list.
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West Side Story

Negative critics were scathing, considering the plot's subject matter inappropriate for musical theater: some suggested an upbeat ending; and some felt it lacked warmth: On the positive side, West Side Story represented the emergence of ...

Author: Burton D. Fisher

Publisher: Opera Journeys Publishing

ISBN: 9781102041627

Category: Electronic books

Page: 32

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West Side Story

West Side Story: The Making of the Steven Spielberg Film provides exclusive in-depth commentary on these themes, bringing together a chorus of diverse voices to explore what it means to find a place for yourself in America.

Author: Laurent Bouzereau

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1419750631

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West Side Story Project

Licensing information and applications for West Side Story can be obtained from : Music Theatre International 421 West 54th Street New York , NY 10019 Tel : 212.541.4684 Fax : 212.397.4684 Licensing ...

Author: Justice Department

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160864127

Category: Drama

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"The West Side Story project toolkit is a set of 5 booklets, a CD and a DVD that provides directions, suggestions, and examples for building an innovative collaboration between law enforcement, the theatre, schools, and community organizations to develop a youth violence prevention initiative using the timeless musical West Side Story."--Description from page [i].
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A Study Guide for Leonard Bernstein Stephen Sondheim s West Side Story

Flinn, Denny Martin, "The Significance of Dance and Song in West Side Story," in Readings on West Side Story, edited by Mary E. Williams, Greenhaven Press, 2001, pp. 6465. Garebian, Keith, The Making of West Side Story, ECW Press, 1995, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410341785

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim 's "West Side Story," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
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A Place for Us

Foulkes interweaves the story of the creation of the musical and film with the remaking of the Upper West Side and the larger tale of New York’s postwar aspirations.

Author: Julia L. Foulkes

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022630180X

Category: Music

Page: 254

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From its Broadway debut to the Oscar-winning film to countless amateur productions, West Side Story is nothing less than an American touchstone—an updating of Shakespeare vividly realized in a rapidly changing postwar New York. That vision of postwar New York is at the heart of Julia L. Foulkes’s A Place for Us. A lifelong fan of the show, Foulkes became interested in its history when she made an unexpected discovery: scenes for the iconic film version were shot on the demolition site destined to become part of the Lincoln Center redevelopment area—a crowning jewel of postwar urban renewal. Foulkes interweaves the story of the creation of the musical and film with the remaking of the Upper West Side and the larger tale of New York’s postwar aspirations. Making unprecedented use of director and choreographer Jerome Robbins’s revelatory papers, she shows the crucial role played by the political commitments of Robbins and his fellow gay, Jewish collaborators, Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents. Their determination to evoke life in New York as it was actually lived helped give West Side Story its unshakable sense of place even as it put forward a vision of a new, vigorous, determinedly multicultural American city. Beautifully written and full of surprises for even the most dedicated West Side Story fan, A Place for Us is a revelatory new exploration of an American classic.
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Selections from West Side Story

(Piano Duet Selections). Eight piano duets from the beloved musical: America * Cool * I Feel Pretty * Maria * One Hand, One Heart * Something's Coming * Somewhere * Tonight.

Author: Leonard Bernstein

Publisher: One Piano Four Hands

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123688108

Category: Music

Page: 55

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(Piano Duet Selections). Eight piano duets from the beloved musical: America * Cool * I Feel Pretty * Maria * One Hand, One Heart * Something's Coming * Somewhere * Tonight.
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West Side Story

Ernest Lehman's screenplay of the motion picture with accompanying promotional material.

Author: Ernest Lehman

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000100275712

Category: First loves

Page: 126

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Ernest Lehman's screenplay of the motion picture with accompanying promotional material.
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