'west side story' by brooks atkinson gang warfare but the crafty gangs in west side story are youths of the streets whose speech is acrid and ugly and whose conduct is neurotic and savage although they have their tribal code of honor -- loyalty, daring and silence -- it is the code of hoodlums and gangsters. Broadway world: “west side story at lyric opera of kansas city the gang has gathered for a fight, having agreed that the battle should be decided by a one-on-one fist fight between the strongest men on each side tony tries to make peace between the two, but riff and bernardo reach for their knives. West side story study guide by bartkfra21 includes 63 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. 1957 broadway lyrics riff when you're a jet, you're a jet all the way from your first cigarette to your last dyin' day when you're a jet, if the spit hits the fan. The story behind the story known by musical theater aficionados: the show's creators were kick-started into writing the celebrated musical after reading a small los angeles times article about a fight among latinos gangs on san bernardino's west side.
This third phase of gang activity is the subject for leonard bernstein’s west side story, which features the puerto rican sharks and the polish-american jets and the romantic relationship between two people, one from each gang, which suffers to exist amidst the violence between the two gangs. West side story was an important film of the early 1960’s and had a profound influence on that generation winner of ten academy awards including best picture, best supporting actor (george chakiris), best supporting actress (rita moreno), and best musical score (leonard bernstein), the film is a modern day version of “romeo and juliet. 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 finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. West side story is a classic american movie that has been in american culture since 1961 the movie consists of two gangs named the jets (a white gang) and the sharks (a puerto rican gang) who.
West side story has been translated into japanese, serbo-croatian, hungarian (in two versions), swedish, norwegian, danish, dutch, finnish, german, french, russian. As “west side story” celebrates its 60th anniversary, it stands as more than art: it was an artistic confrontation of social issues from immigration and bigotry to economic inequality and gang. The two rival gangs are the sharks and the jets.
The working title of 'east side story' was later used as the title to mexican-american rapper kid frost's second album released in 1992 - with the placement of the 'east side story' title reminiscent of the west side story movie posters. Dr lewis yablonsky, a criminologist and sociologist who worked with gang members in the 1950s, says west side story was an accurate reflection of gang conflict 'i went to see the original play on. Gang and west side story topics: gang, beth cooper professor barrett introduction to drama west side story is an american musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein, and lyrics by stephen sondheim the musical's plot is based on william shakespeare's romeo and juliet.
West side story is an american version of romeo and juliet and it follows the play’s plot very closely like romeo and juliet, west side story begins with a brawl between rival gangs, the jets and the sharks the fighting is stylized and choreographed. Summaries west side story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, romeo and juliet the feuding families become two warring new york city gangs- the white jets led by riff and the puerto rican sharks, led by bernardo. West side story, which opens may 27 at merry-go-round theatre, showcases a bitter and tragic rivalry between two new york city gangsthe show is set in the 1950s, and we thought it would be interesting to research a few other gangs that patrolled the same turf as the jets and the sharks.
West side story (1961) is an energetic, widely-acclaimed, melodramatic musical - a modern-day, loose re-telling of shakespeare's romeo and juliet tragedy of feuding families, although the setting is the upper west side of new york city in the late 1950s with conflict between rival street gangs rather than families. 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 the story is set in the upper west side neighborhood in new york city in the mid 1950s, an ethnic, blue-collar neighborhood (in the early 1960s, much of the neighborhood was cleared in an urban renewal project.
West side story is a magnificent show, a milestone in movie musicals, a box-office smash it is so good that superlatives are superfluous let it be noted that the film musical, the one dramatic. In west side story and romeo and juliet, there are 2 rival gangs romeo and juliet starts out with a street fight between the montagues and capulets the jets and the sharks have a similar fight. Explaining crime in west side story 1/25/2013 0 comments the jets sing gee, officer krupke in west side story in this scene (gee, officer krupke) from the musical west side story, members of a gang (the jets) are confronted by a police officer who sees them as trouble makers. Pittsfield — west side story's warring gangs, the jets and the sharks, first rumbled across barrington stage company's boyd-quinson mainstage in 2007 in an admirable, clean, propulsive production directed by julianne boyd with darren r cohen as musical director and joshua bergasse in his theater debut as choreographer.