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West Side Story
West Side Story
West Side Story
West Side Story
Background to West Side Story
Background to West Side Story
Partial list of Awards:
Partial list of Awards:
Setting for West Side Story
Setting for West Side Story
Instead of feuding families like the Montagues and the Capulets
Instead of feuding families like the Montagues and the Capulets
The Conflict
The Conflict
The theme of prejudice in this musical is directly related to the
The theme of prejudice in this musical is directly related to the
Some of the characters in West Side Story have counterparts in Romeo
Some of the characters in West Side Story have counterparts in Romeo
Doc / Friar Laurence
Doc / Friar Laurence
Who are the Puerto Ricans
Who are the Puerto Ricans
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean Island
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean Island
Brief History of Puerto Rico
Brief History of Puerto Rico
The native inhabitants became slaves, and as their population dwindled
The native inhabitants became slaves, and as their population dwindled
Puerto Rico became a United States possession in 1898 after the
Puerto Rico became a United States possession in 1898 after the
Hurricane devastation and a single-crop economy caused a very high
Hurricane devastation and a single-crop economy caused a very high
“To escape the poverty and unemployment on the island, thousands of
“To escape the poverty and unemployment on the island, thousands of
“The majority of Puerto Rican immigration to the United States has
“The majority of Puerto Rican immigration to the United States has
Today, there are more than 2.5 million people of Puerto Rican ancestry
Today, there are more than 2.5 million people of Puerto Rican ancestry
In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship and were able to
In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship and were able to
Famous Puerto Ricans
Famous Puerto Ricans
Puerto Rico Today
Puerto Rico Today
West Side Story
West Side Story
Sources
Sources

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1 West Side Story
2 West Side Story

West Side Story

A musical by Dancer and choreographer Jerome Robbins, Composer Leonard Bernstein Writer Arthur Laurents, Lyricist Stephen Sonheim

3 Background to West Side Story

Background to West Side Story

West Side Story is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Think of Romeo and Juliet set to music and dancing! It was produced as a Broadway musical in 1957 and later made into a motion picture.

4 Partial list of Awards:

Partial list of Awards:

ACADEMY AWARDS · Best Picture, West Side Story · Best Supporting Actor, George Chakiris · Best Supporting Actress, Rita Moreno · Best Direction, Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins · Best Cinematography, Color, Daniel L. Fapp · Best Art Direction, Color, Boris Leven (Art Direction), Victor Gangelin (Set Decoration) · Best Sound, Fred Hynes, Gordon Sawyer · Best Scoring of a Musical, Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal · Best Editing, Thomas Stanford · Best Costumes, Color, Irene Sharaff · Special Award, Jerome Robbins for his brilliant achievement in the art of choreography Also nominated: Best Screenplay, Ernest Lehman GRAMMY AWARDS · Best Soundtrack - West Side Story, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal

5 Setting for West Side Story

Setting for West Side Story

Instead of Verona, Italy, this story is set in New York City in the 1950’s

6 Instead of feuding families like the Montagues and the Capulets

Instead of feuding families like the Montagues and the Capulets

West Side Story features warring gangs: The Sharks – Puerto Rican Gang The Jets – Second and third generation American Gang

7 The Conflict

The Conflict

The Jets are from Manhattan. They have ruled their "turf" for years, after defeating the Emeralds. The Sharks are from Puerto Rico. They have just recently come to NY, and want a "turf" of their own.

8 The theme of prejudice in this musical is directly related to the

The theme of prejudice in this musical is directly related to the

issue of immigration. The Jets resent the Sharks not just because they have “invaded” the neighborhood, but also because they have “invaded” their country. The Sharks are foreigners with a language and customs that are strange to the “Americanized” Jets.

9 Some of the characters in West Side Story have counterparts in Romeo

Some of the characters in West Side Story have counterparts in Romeo

and Juliet. Tony / Romeo Maria / Juliet

Shakespearean Counterparts

10 Doc / Friar Laurence

Doc / Friar Laurence

Riff / Mercutio

Chino / Paris

Bernardo / Tybalt

Anita / Nurse

11 Who are the Puerto Ricans

Who are the Puerto Ricans

Where is Puerto Rico?

12 Puerto Rico is a Caribbean Island

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean Island

13 Brief History of Puerto Rico

Brief History of Puerto Rico

Originally inhabited by two Native American tribes, the Arawak and the Caribe, Spain conquered the island

in 1493 and ruled it for 400 years.

14 The native inhabitants became slaves, and as their population dwindled

The native inhabitants became slaves, and as their population dwindled

black slaves were also imported. Frequent intermarriage took place among the Spanish, the Indians and the blacks so that race became less emphasized over time.

15 Puerto Rico became a United States possession in 1898 after the

Puerto Rico became a United States possession in 1898 after the

Spanish-American War. It was then an island of poor farmers and their families, who mainly grew sugarcane.

16 Hurricane devastation and a single-crop economy caused a very high

Hurricane devastation and a single-crop economy caused a very high

unemployment rate through the early 20th century.

During World War I, the unemployment rate in Puerto Rico was a staggering 40%.

17 “To escape the poverty and unemployment on the island, thousands of

“To escape the poverty and unemployment on the island, thousands of

Puerto Ricans immigrated to the United States.”

18 “The majority of Puerto Rican immigration to the United States has

“The majority of Puerto Rican immigration to the United States has

occurred since the end of the World War II. After the war, the great employment opportunities drew large numbers of Puerto Ricans to New York and other U.S. industrial centers.”

19 Today, there are more than 2.5 million people of Puerto Rican ancestry

Today, there are more than 2.5 million people of Puerto Rican ancestry

living in the United States. Almost one million of these are living in New York City. Nearly 40% of all Puerto Ricans live in the United States.”

20 In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship and were able to

In 1917, Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship and were able to

travel freely between the mainland and the island. Yet, they did not have voting rights or political representation in Congress.

21 Famous Puerto Ricans

Famous Puerto Ricans

Jennifer Lopez

Geraldo Rivera

Roberto Clemente

22 Puerto Rico Today

Puerto Rico Today

23 West Side Story
24 Sources

Sources

http://www.westsidestory.com/site/level2/archives/fact/faq.html http://www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/~el6/presentations/Latino_Americans_S1_WS2003/puerto.html http://www.pcs.org/_images/study_guides/2006_07/WestSideStoryGuide.pdf

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