The screenplay writer of west side story, ernest lehman was inspired by the author of romeo and juliet, william shakespeare william shakespeare inspired ernest lehman because of the obvious similarities in theme, plot and the characters of both of their stories. West side story is truly and amazing modern interpretation of romeo and juliet this is because of the similarities of its characters to the ones in romeo and juliet, the same plot and very similar settings. West side story is the modern day translation of romeo and juliet maria doesn't kill herself which is good because it shows she is more mature than juliet it is a very accurate modern day translation of romeo and juliet. Comparison of romeo and juliet and west side story arthur laurent’s musical west side story, and william shakespeare’s tragic play romeo and juliet, are very similar, but also very different, in plot structure, characters, and themes.
Compare and contrast characters learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. West side story may not be written in iambic pentameter, but its passion and sincerity get to the heart of romeo and juliet better than anything else you may like read more. Superficially, the do resemble each other the same way romeo and juliet fell for each other, so too, did the two warring rivals in west side story (again, it's been a long time since i read west side story, so i can't remember the kids' names.
A comparison between william shakespeare’s play “romeo and juliet” and leonard bernstein’s musical “west side story” there is a lot in common between the two plays romeo and juliet and west side story. Title: pages / words: save: romeo and juliet vs west side story above, i named a few of the many differences between william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and ernest leaman's movie, west side story. Romeo and juliet compared to west side story we have recently been studying two different stories in our class we read the first act of romeo and juliet and watched the movie west side story.
A west side story is quite similar to the story of romeo and juliet in a west side story, two gangs are feuding during modern times both gangs are fighting over a piece of territory. Two perennial classics–william shakespeare’s romeo and juliet and the broadway musical west side story–in a single volume the tragedy of love thwarted by fate has always intrigued writers in the sixteenth century, william shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of the world’s. Comparative essay romeo & juliet ‘romeo and juliet’ and ‘the west side story’ are both movies based on william shakespeare’s play they are very similar in many ways, but different in others. After comparing and contrasting the two plays i've come the conclusion that romeo and juliet is better than west side story it is better because the language and the story moves in a more interesting manner.
Whereas the feud in shakespeare’s romeo and juliet is simply representational of long-lasting ideologies of hatred and a power struggle shared between families, west side story is representational of minorities and their struggle to rise and ultimately belong in america upon immigrating. This feature is not available right now please try again later. 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. In romeo and juliet, shakespeare reveals to his audience that love is a powerful force that cannot be denied, which is also shown in the films west side story, gnomeo and juliet, romeo + juliet, and shakespeare in love. In tandem with a multi-platinum soundtrack album of up-to-the-minute music by the cardigans, garbage, and other artists, william shakespeare’s romeo & juliet (1996, foxvideo, pg-13, priced for.
Romeo and juliet and west side story are two similarly different stories they are both great stories written by great writers romeo and juliet is a sad love story that's a classic known by many. Romeo returns to juliet's side and drinks a bottle of poison to join juliet in the afterlife falling action the friar and juliet arrive to see romeo dead juliet is unable to live without romeo and stabs herself with romeo’s dagger. Romeo and juliet and west side story what are the differences and similarities b/n tony and romeo could you specify what both characters were doing at the same time example of similarities.
Above, i named a few of the many differences between william shakespeare's romeo and juliet and ernest leaman's screenplay, west side story one main difference is that in romeo and juliet the sililoquy is spoken while in west side story there is sililoquy, but it is in song. A comparison of romeo and juliet and west side story there is a lot in common between the two plays romeo and juliet and west side story the main male characters have many things in common. - shakespeare's romeo and juliet and west side story both have a lot in common as well as major differences that set them apart although west side story is a direct rendition of shakespeare's original play, many of the themes and symbols are altered to fit the modern perspective.
- 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. “romeo and juliet” takes place in vernon in the 1 5th century while “west side story” took place in new york around the sass’s the two gangs have their fights in the streets of new york while the montage’s and the caplet’s raged war on the streets of verona long before them. Both romeo and juliet are very emotional individuals, as both almost immediately fall in love with one another one significant difference between romeo and juliet is that while romeo is. Editions for romeo and juliet and west side story: 0440974836 (paperback published in 1965), 0808508725 (library binding published in 1965), (paperback p.