Joseph heller's novel catch 22, while exploring connections will focus on shakespeare's romeo and juliet and the film west side story the approaches to be taken are very similar in nature, requiring you to compare the context, themes, values and form of the respective texts the major difference between the. 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 plays today, the. This is why the movies, romeo and juliet (1996) and west side story (1961) were so successful shakespeare's play and the two movies modeled after it have many similarities and many differences, but one thing remains constant in all of them, they all use universal truths to relate to their audiences shakespeare's. A plot in a shakespearean drama may seem to be irrelevant to the minority youth of today they are seeking to solve both romeo and juliet and westside story are centered around conflicts of young people the adults lesson plan—#2 objectives the student will make comparisons of various types of family literature. Shakespeare's romeo and juliet have been adapted in many different ways by different people romeo and juliet is a film that baz luhrmanns (1996), franco zeffirellis (1968) and west side story have quite a lot in common but also a few differences at the same time the similarities and differences. West side story is one of the many spin-offs of william shakespeare's romeo and juliet romeo and juliet is a tragic play that involves two star-crossed lo. Therefore, one way to learn more about works of art is to compare and contrast them this allows you to see the works as individual parts of a larger whole the play romeo and juliet by william shakespeare was written around the year 1595 west side story is a musical adapted from shakespeare's.
An english/ims 171 project, mashing west side story and romeo and juliet in order to compare and contrast, as well as highlight the timelessness of each of t. Fifty years ago, the film version of the acclaimed broadway musical west side story premiered in theaters across the country like the original production, the film set shakespeare's romeo and juliet against the backdrop of 1950s new york, and for many the story holds up just as well today as it did five decades ago. Romeo and tony - a west side story question for school, i'm doing a research project on the differences and similarities of the character tony from west drew foster - who plays riff in the national tour of west side story (and is a bit of a shakespeare expert) offered this response to hannah, a student. West side story is a contemporary adaptation of shakespeare's classic tragedy romeo and juliet after reading romeo and juliet, a number of interesting comparisons can be made between the two works questions/discussion ideas • in creating west side story, which characters from romeo and juliet did the.
Shakespeare's 'romeo and juliet' is in the form of a play, which was highly popular and also one of the only ways to portray the story the restrictions of the playhouse can be seen by shakespeare's use of language to describe a scene and a mood west side story shows that society has become more. Are you writing a high school essay tony and maria fall in love they come from rival gangs: tony is best friends with riff, leader of the jets, maria is sister to bernardo, leader of the sharks the sharks are puertorriquenos, the jets are gring. Two perennial classics--william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and the broadway musical west side story--in a single volume the tragedy this single volume containing the scripts of both west side story and its source, romeo and juliet, is an excellent resource for comparing and contrasting both plays i highly.
West side story is an american musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein, lyrics by stephen sondheim, and conception and choreography by jerome robbins it was inspired by william shakespeare's play romeo and juliet set in new york city in the mid-1950s, the musical explores the rivalry. The newest adaptation of the classic shakespeare play romeo and juliet is in theaters today and while we're super excited to see cutie hailee steinfeld try the role on for size, the film is also an excellent opportunity to look back at some of the romeo and juliet interpretations over the years.
Leonard bernstein's most significant contribution to the world of shakespeare was west side story, the 1957 smash broadway hit adaptation of romeo and juliet this shakespeare unlimited podcast episode honors bernstein's legacy, in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of his birth. Setting the scene the fight which breaks out between the capulets and montagues in act 3, scene 1 is central to the plot of romeo and juliet: its consequences shift the story from romantic comedy to tragedy in a few short lines the catalyst, mercutio, is ironically a member of neither family it is the day. In our own time, shakespeare's drama has been used as a basis for the overwhelmingly successful musical play west side story ole dayz of 9th grade, our teacher showed us this hip urban video with captions of west side story in order to prep us to try to read romeo & juliet so we can compare and contrast the urban.
Romeo and juliet by william shakespeare and west side story by irving shulman can both teach valuable lessons to all people there are many similarities many of the conflicts can be compared to each other because of the characters involved and how they play out in the novel these works of literature portray very. Shakespeare in music theatre: west side story abstract ts eliot compared shakespeare's dramatic poetry with music the similarity was it sets the story of romeo and juliet in the mid-20th century streets of new york, where ethnic rivalry culminates in tragedy the different adaptations of shakespeare's.
Through the many similarities of plot points, west side story has become a very close representation of william shakespeare's romeo and juliet but how and why did this belief from the rest of europe as a writer, shakespeare set his plays in a variety of different lands outside of england, places such as. Video review: 'william shakespeare's romeo + juliet' 'west side story' and ' romeo and juliet' ira robbins april 11, 1997 at 04:00 am edt a wordy play about star-cross'd italian lovers of the 16th century hardly sounds like promising fodder for modern media, but that hasn't stopped filmmakers from returning to love's. Stylistically, the film captures william shakespeare's attempt to relate the story of romeo and juliet to the period of its inception the aim of this paper is to explore the similarities and differences between west side story and romeo + juliet the two works in the film are intertwined in many different ways, including in their. Romeo & juliet, on the other hand, is set in the city of verona, italy c) romeo & juliet is a regular play, written by william shakespeare, back in the 1800's, with much poetry to it west side story, on the other hand, which began as and is a very famous late-1950's broadway stage musical, which was based.