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Rspectives From the mambo craze of the s to the work's ongoing permeation of popular culture Wells looks at the myriad ways in which this canonic musical reflects and refracts American culture Drawing on primary documentary sources oral history including interviews with members of the original creative team such as Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents and early sketch material Wells explores the creation and dissemination of West Side Story to diverse audiences After a short history of West Side Story's creation each chapter investigates.

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Read Þ West Side Story Elizabeth A Wells is the Pickard Bell Chair in Music at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick Canada.

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  • Vanessa (V.C.)

    Read Þ West Side Story West Side StoryEVERYTHING you can ever learn about West Side Story is in this incredibly and even overwhelmingly amazing collection of essays that explores a beloved classic from its rocky humble beginnings its genesis its music its casting its characters and its overall influence on culture The essays are very long and meaty but are never dry and boring Of the eight my favorites were 1 There's A Place For Us Reflections on an American Musical 4 Mambo West Side Story and The Hispanic and 5 I And Velma Ain't Dumb The Women of West Side Story This book goes beyond the basics it truly builds a testament to how West Side Story like all musicals is a miracle but holds an even miraculous journey that we learn entirely here This book


  • Michael Arden

    Read Þ West Side Story West Side StoryThis is a scholarly study of WEST SIDE STORY focusing on the artistic historic and cultural ripples still emanating from a musical that has became embedded as an American icon There are discussions of how the mambo dance craze of the 1950s played into the show and the attendance of actual juvenile delinuents of the time who got it when some of the references went over the heads of the mainly white middle class audiences of the show The author looks closely at the role of women in the musical and also interesting is the idea that the gang warfare between the white Jets and Puerto Rican Sharks was a stand in for the larger tensions manifested bet