Similarities Between Romeo And Juliet And W-West Side Story

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R-The story of Romeo and Juliet is one o the most famous love stories in the world. The play was written by William Shakespeare in 1595. W-West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. R-The story takes place in the city of Verona in northern Italy. W- The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid 1950s. R-Two rich families who live there – the Montagues and the Capulets – hate each other, and the play starts with a fight between their men. The Prince o Verona arrives and tells the two families to stop fighting. W- Two rival teenage gangs, the Jets (White) and the Sharks (Puerto Rican immigrants), struggle for control of the neighborhood …show more content…

As Tony leaves, he tells Maria to meet him at Doc's so they can run away to the country. In spite of her attempts to conceal it, Anita sees that Tony has been with Maria, and launches an angry tirade against him ("A Boy Like That"). Maria counters by telling Anita how powerful love is ("I Have a Love"), and Anita realizes that Maria loves Tony as much as she had loved Bernardo. She admits that Chino has a gun and is looking for Tony. Lt. Schrank arrives to question Maria about her brother's death, and Anita agrees to go to Doc's to tell Tony to wait. Unfortunately, the Jets, who have found Tony, have congregated at Doc's, and they taunt Anita with racist slurs and eventually simulate rape. Doc arrives and stops them. Anita is furious, and in anger spitefully delivers the wrong message, telling the Jets that Chino has shot Maria dead. R- After that, Romeo enters the tomb and find Juliet. He thinks that she is dead and he drinks the poison and dies. Later, Juliet wakes up. When she sees that Romeo is dead, she is so upset she takes his knife and stambs

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