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  • Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story - 390 words
    Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet and Arthur Laurents West Side Story are very similar in comparison. The characters in both these tragic stories are almost symmetric in what kind of role they play and how they interact. Even the plot is generally the same except for the changes made due to the setting. Because of my fascination of middle age Europe, I enjoyed Romeo and Juliet more. Romeo and Juliet is a story of star-crossed lovers whose tragic end show their families the extent of damage that hate can do. They setting of this play is 14th century Verona, Italy. Two wealthy families, Montague and Capulet, have a growing hate for each other. Romeo an ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story - 1,640 words
    Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story Andy Warhol once said, "They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself." Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creators unique visions evolved. Shakespeares delivery of the timeless tale of desperate love in his classic Romeo and Juliet proves to only intensify through retelling and modern interpretation. Audiences cherish Romeo and Juliet as one of the most beloved plays of all time from the Elizabethan Age to the present. Romeo and Juliet have attained the role as the ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story - 902 words
    Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story Story are two very similar movies. Though they are alike in many ways, they are also very different as well. The two movies mirror each other all the way until the fight in West Side Story and until Mercutio dies in Romeo and Juliet. When Tony dies in West Side Story and Maria, acting as a "Juliet", the major differences start to show. In Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers both die, in West Side Story, Maria lives. Instead of fighting between families, as the Montagues and the Capulets, West Side Story brings out the gang activity, Sharks vs. Jets. Some of the characters in West Side Story are the same personality-type as the ones in Romeo and Juliet. Thes ...
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  • Romeo And Julietwest Side Story - 1,271 words
    Romeo And Juliet/West Side Story In approximately 1594, William Shakespeare began to write one of the most well known tragedies in history, Romeo and Juliet. Arguably, no author to date has matched Shakespeare's skill and beauty in the creation of this work. However, authors have regurgitated and will continue to regurgitate the theme, "star-crossed lovers", for centuries. Martha Duffy remarks in "West Side Glory", "Slang may change and violence escalate, but the theme of star-crossed city kids has never dated, nor has its appeal diminished" (p. 1). The only viable attempt is the work of modern dramatist Arthur Laurents. However, Laurents' West Side Story originally written as an attempt to ...
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  • West Side Story - 501 words
    West Side Story During my vacation in North Woodstock, New Hampshire, my two friends and I came across The Papermill Theater. An old run down mill, turned into a theater, with lots of history. We all decided to attend the play , West Side Story, hoping it would be a good experience. As we entered the theater my eyes swayed from left to right taking in all the history of the building. I saw old ceilings and walls with different mill machines with in them. I came across the old set up of the building consisting of a rundown stage with many scene props and dusty old chairs. These chairs really stood out, they were all differently designed and all different types. Some were folding chairs while ...
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  • West Side Story - 378 words
    West Side Story West Side Story West Side Story was one of the best plays that Kean has put on that I have seen. This play just happens to be one of my favorite movies that I have watched over and over again. I basically memerized all the scenes and songs. But of coarse the play has to be shorter then the movie, so certain things had to be cut out and changed a little bit. For example when the song America is sung in the movie, the guys and girls are going against each other, but in the play it was just girls singing to each other. I think the people chosen for the play perfectly fit their characters. The only person I thought that needed a little bit more work on his acting was the guy who ...
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  • West Side Story With Romeo And Juliet - 1,917 words
    West Side Story With Romeo And Juliet What would Romeo and Juliet be like if Juliet hadn't died? What if Paris killed Romeo, instead of vice versa? What if instead of occurring several centuries ago, it took place on the streets of New York City during the 1950s, with a bunch of fresh-faced youths posing as street toughs and dancing and singing their hearts out? Well, just take a look at West Side Story, and you will have your answers. It is impossible for anyone familiar with both texts to not note the obvious major similarities between the two plays. From the opening scenes in both, up through the rumble in West Side Story/death of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, the plays mirror each other ...
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  • A Midsummer Night Dream - 1,514 words
    A Midsummer Night Dream Jennifer Lopez Period 7 English Book Report The Mixed up Troubles of Love A Midsummer's Night Dream is one of Shakespeare's romantic/comedy plays. This play is about love and all the troubles that it brings to people. It also has a side story about a pompous actor who has a mysterious dream in the forest. The four main characters are all trying to find love with one another and when magic is involved it causes more cause between the four than it does to help. The play is set in Monte Athena, Italy in the nineteenth century. The main characters are the four lovers Hermia, Lysander, Helena and Demetrius. The Duke and his fiance Queen Hipolyta, Puck the mischievous creat ...
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  • Bernstein - 511 words
    Bernstein Leonard Bernstein By Amy Lyn Walker Leonard Bernstein was born on August 25, 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Hes family emigrated to the United States. They were Russian Jews. As a young child, Leonard learned to play the piano and he attended Harvard University. He attended courses and lectures held by Edward Burlingham Hill, Water Piston, and Arthur Tillmann Merritt. He received his diploma in 1939. He studied under Isabella Vengerova, a talented piano player at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, Fritz Reiner, an orchestral conductor, and Randall Thompson for orchestration. Bernstein specialized in orchestral conducting and went to Tanglewood from 1940-1941. He became a pupil ...
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  • Ch Paul Whiteman A Classically Trained Violinist And Violist Who Adored Jazz But Lacked The Gift To Emulate The Uni - 1,055 words
    Ch.12 Paul Whiteman(1890-1967)= a classically trained violinist and violist who adored jazz but lacked the gift to emulate the uninhibited improvisations of the jazz musicians he admired, formed a dance band in the early twenties that played jazzy arrangements of popular and even classical melodies. Blues = a black vocal folk music, began as vocal (largely instrumental). Classical blues = based on 3 lines of text. Wild wame dont do the blues. Urban Blues = blues pieces written for publication and professional performance. W.C. Handy = father of the blues. Boggie woogie = arrived from blues (a popular piano style with the form and harmony of the blues, but a faster tempo and a dance beat. Jel ...
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  • Composers Of 19th And 20th - 1,000 words
    ... will be the great Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (1901 1971). Louis Daniel Armstrong was born in the Storyville District of New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 4, 1901, he always celebrated his birth as July 4, 1900 because that is what he was told and that is what he believed. His real date of birth was not known until after his death July 6, 1971. Mr. Armstrongs style of music was New Orleans Style Jazz. Some of his influences include his family, Peter Davis, and Joe "King" Oliver. Some notable history pertaining to Mr. Armstrong is that he came from a crime-ridden community. He was arrested at thirteen for firing a gun in the air at a New Years Celebration, and then was virtually saved by ...
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  • Debbie Allen - 859 words
    Debbie Allen Debbie Allen Debbie Allen has become one of Americas brightest stars. She has spent a lifetime preparing to be famous. She lives her life by the philosophy that luck is when opportunity meets preparation. Actress, singer, dancer, director, producer Allen was born in Houston, Texas, on January 16, 1950, to a Pulitzer Prize-nominee for poetry, Vivian Allen, and a dentist, Andrew Allen. She is the third of four children (one sister and two brothers) in a family that includes Phylicia Rashad--Clare on the Cosby Show and Andrew Tex Allen--a jazz musician. At the age of three, Debbie began her dance training and, by age eight, she had set her goals of a musical theater career. Her mot ...
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  • Frederick Douglass Narative - 612 words
    Frederick Douglass Narative Frederick Douglass's Narrative In Frederick Douglass's Narrative, Douglas himself narrates the novel using story telling to bring both the reader into the story, and the theme into focus. Through his narration, Douglass also uses narrative strategies like anecdotes, and plot twists. Even with it being a true story, Douglass brings the readers' attention to a peak with these techniques making the story interesting and appealing. The most influential technique used by Douglass is story telling. He uses little stories, or stories-within-a-story, to make the reader pay attention. With descriptive tales of the plantations he worked on, the beatings and torture of slave ...
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  • Juveniles And The Death Penalty - 1,053 words
    ... Prejean v. Blackburn in 1984, a seventeen year old was given the death penalty and put to death for the same crime. These inconsistencies challenge the justice of the American Judiciary System, and also the strength of the Constitution. That is whats wrong with the age limit. Too many juveniles receive a slap on the wrist while others have to take the full punishment. As the number of cases turned over to the criminal courts increases, the publics recognition that juveniles can and do commit serious felonies also increases. For example, if a youth who is not old enough to be considered an adult is charged with a capital offense, his or her case can be transferred to a criminal court if ...
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  • Shakespeares Is One Of The Most Read Writers Ever And His Writing Was So Successful That Not Just One Group Of People Liked I - 714 words
    Shakespeare's is one of the most read writers ever and his writing was so successful that not just one group of people liked it. He did this by relating to his audience using universal truths. . Human emotions are not something that change over time and they are also known as universal truths; love, hate, revenge, and envy are all examples of universal truths. This play was so successful that many other movies have copied the plot but changed the scenery. Over the past 400 years since this play was written the world has changed drastically, but the emotions and feelings in this play have withstood the test of time. This is why the movies, Romeo and Juliet (1996) and West Side Story (1961) we ...
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  • The Difference Between A Club And A Gang - 385 words
    The Difference Between a Club and a Gang The differences between a club and a gang, are quite distinct, but it is the connotational differences between these two words which distinguishes one from the other. The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language defines a club as; "...an association of people with some common interest who meet periodically..." It defines a gang as "...a number of men or boys banding together, esp. lawlessly..." This definition is traditionally slanted toward applying to male youth, and stereotypical gangsters, from the Mafia to street criminals. Persons who often have a negative attitude toward youth see gangs. Often individuals form gangs out of fear ...
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  • The Search For New Direction In The Musical From The American Dream To The Rock Opera - 1,874 words
    The Search For New Direction In The Musical. From The 'American Dream' To The 'Rock Opera'. The Search for New Direction in the musical. From the 'American Dream' to the 'Rock-Opera'. 1950 to 1978 were despondent ones for the musical. American musical theatre had been showing signs of exhaustion. This most seemingly anti-intellectual of genres carries its own 'ideological project'. Before this, the musicals not only exhibited singing and dancing; they were about singing and dancing, explaining the magnitude of that experience. They not only gave the most intense pleasure to their audience but also supplied the justification for that pleasure. The pop songs of the day were the songs from the ...
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  • The Search For New Direction In The Musical From The American Dream To The Rock Opera - 1,896 words
    ... a different view of life, to show that there is freedom in love and sex, freedom from the constraints of society and the freedom to take drugs. It was the first musical of the hippie peace and love generation. It is still poignant today, as the social comments are still true. Corporate wealth, challenged in Hair, still rules in society today. Strong language and nudity ensured a measure of shock value. '...It (Hair) finds in the vocabulary of life a language which is free from clich, which has a coinage that is funny, surprising, and rich.'# The characters speak of sex, masturbation and drugs. All taboos in previous Broadway shows. They confront the audience and ask why we find these wor ...
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  • What Is The Super Predator He Or She Are Young - 1,879 words
    What is the "super predator"? He or she are young hypercriminals who are committing acts of violence of unprecedented coldness and brutality. This newest phenomena in the world of crime is perhaps the most dangerous challenge facing society and law enforcement ever. While psychopaths are not new, this breed of super criminal exceeds the scope of psychopathic behavior. They are younger, more brutal, and completely unafraid of the law. While current research on the super predator is scarce, I will attempt to give an indication as to the reasons a child could become just such a monster. Violent teenage criminals are increasingly vicious. John DiIulio, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at ...
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  • William Shakespeares Romeo Juliet - 907 words
    William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet The children of two warring families fall in love with tragic consequences for all concerned. Shakespeare's play has been subject to several adaptations in the centuries since its first appearance, including movement to other media (painting, music). But in the twentieth century there have been three which have surpassed adaptation and significantly reformulated it for their media: Sergei Prokofiev's 1935 ballet, the 1957 Laurents / Sondheim / Bernstein / Robbins Broadway stage musical West Side Story and this film. Though there have been countless other film versions, including interesting and stimulating updates and adaptations like Zeffirelli's controv ...
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