Arthur laurents: lasting fame for ‘gypsy’ and ‘west side story’ may 6, 2011 arthur laurents, playwright and director, dies at 93 may 5, 2011 related coverage. West side story was the kind of musical people thought was good for them, a pious expression of admirable but unrealistic liberal sentiments, and certainly its street gangs at war -- one puerto rican, one the descendants of european immigrants -- seem touchingly innocent compared to contemporary reality. The play west side story, by arthur laurents, is based upon the play romeo and juliet, by william shakespeare despite a few differences, both works, in essence, have the same plot.
Translation, teenagers, and truth: a comparison of content between west side story & romeo and juliet in the creation of west side story arthur laurents: that’s a question i’m still trying to answer myself, but for formalities sake, i. Music by leonard bernstein, lyrics by stephen sondheim, book by arthur laurents – based on the play ―romeo and juliet‖ by william shakespeare directed by - joey landwehr for west side story – insights educational guide 6 created by joey landwehr - jcompany artistic director stimulate rape doc arrives and stops them. West side story guide and commentary by jack gottlieb story sources it is widely known that west side story (wss) is based directly on shakespeare’s romeo and juliet (r&j) far less well known is the fact that shakespeare based his play (1594) on other material, particularly a narrative poem by arthur brooke entitled the tragicall historye of romeus and juliet (1562. In 1957 he again collaborated with jerome robbins, stephen sondheim, and arthur laurents, on the landmark musical west side story, also made into the academy award-winning film in 1976 bernstein and alan jay lerner wrote 1600 pennsylvania avenue.
Arthur laurents, writer of such classic stage musicals as west side story and gypsy, has died in new york aged 93 the director and screenwriter died at his manhattan home from complications of. Laurents wrote the book for west side story, which updated romeo and juliet to the streets of new york, with gangs called the jets and the sharks replacing the houses of montague and capulet. West side story: legendary writer and director arthur laurents returns to theater talk to discuss directing the current broadway revival of the 1957 musical classic theater talk is a series. - comparing shakespeare's romeo and juliet versus arthur laurents west side story in approximately 1594, william shakespeare began to write one of the most well known tragedies in history, romeo and juliet.
Arthur laurents was born on july 14, 1918 in brooklyn, new york city, new york, usa as arthur levine he was a writer, known for rope (1948), the turning point (1977) and west side story (1961) he died on may 5, 2011 in manhattan, new york city. Arthur laurents' first play, home of the brave, was a hard-hitting look at the plight of a jewish gi during the war and opened on broadway in 1945 the bird cage followed in 1950, then the. Biography: arthur laurents was born arthur levine on july 14, 1917 in brooklyn, new york he attended cornell university book for west side story by arthur laurents aug 24, 2017 - oct 29, 2017 west side story [musical, drama, revival] directed by arthur laurents.
Arthur laurents was an american playwright, librettist, stage director, and screenwriter his credits included the stage musicals west side story and gypsy and the film the way we were. The original stage musical of west side story — now revived and touring to seattle — differs from the well-known film in key ways here's a short compare and contrast by seattle times. Arthur laurents arthur laurents, who died on thursday aged 92, was a director, playwright and screenwriter with a pair of hit musicals, west side story and gypsy, to his credit as well as the.
Laurents also was an accomplished director during a more than 70-year career that began with radio plays in college and continued through the 2009 main stem revival of west side story he directed. If you are looking for a ebook by shakespeare, william & laurents, arthur romeo and juliet (and) west side story in pdf format, in that case you come on to right site. When leonard bernstein, stephen sondheim, jerome robbins and arthur laurents created “west side story” in the mid-’50s, they lived within walking distance of the concrete alleys and. Comparing shakespeare's romeo and juliet versus arthur laurents west side story in approximately 1594, william shakespeare began to write one of the most well known tragedies in history, romeo and juliet.
West side story (1961) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Arthur laurents wurde am 1471917 in new york geboren als autor schuf er neben west side story einige der erfolgreichsten musicals, darunter, gypsy (1959), anyone can whistle (1964), do i hear a waltz. Arthur laurents is best known as the distinguished playwright who penned such plays as home of the brave, west side story and gypsy these were later adapted into films by others.
The playwright and screenwriter arthur laurents wrote the books for two true classics of musical theatre, west side story (1957) and gypsy (1959), and directed the hit musical la cage aux folles. This thesis entitled: creating west side story: an investigation of the sociopolitical backgrounds and collaborative relationships of jerome robbins, arthur laurents, leonard bernstein and stephen sondheim in the creation of the original broadway production of west side story written by nathan stith. Arthur laurents, author and director of the new production of west side story, is a vigorous 92 he and the show's original lyricist, stephen sondheim, a mere 80, are the last men standing from. West side story written by arthur laurents is actually a modern adaptation of shakespeare’s romeo and juliet the west side story is set in upper west side manhattan it is about rivalry between two teenage gangs of different backgrounds.