West Side Story

West Side Story

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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.This period in the reception history of the musical is more fraught and more fascinating than we might assume. ... Perhaps even more importantly, West Side Story did not so much create a new direction within the genre of the musical as it constructed a new way in ... that are dead ends in and of themselves, because they respond only to the requirementsa€”as West Side Story doesa€”of that particular story.

Title:West Side Story
Author:Elizabeth A. Wells
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2011


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