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    Essay On Jerome Robbins

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    musicals, plays, films, and ballets was all the rage. A famous name that came across in musicals during this time period was Jerome Robbins. As a dancer and choreographer, he received praise for his ballet piece, “Fancy Free”, and some of his contributions on Broadway such as West Side Story, Peter Pan, Miss Liberty and Billion Dollar Baby (Muhlstein). When I first heard of Robbins, I immediately searched his name on YouTube and came across one of his ballet pieces, “Concerto”. The humor added into this

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    Essay On West Side Story

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    in the end the historical importance of this musical piece. West Side Story: The musical West Side Story is based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This musical was possible due to the efforts of four people, Leonard Bernstein, the composer, Jerome Robbins, the director and choreographer, Arthur Laurents, the playwright, and Stephen Sondheim, the lyricist. After Rodgers and Hammerstein II’s Oklahoma! , West Side Story is considered as the most significant musical. The theme of this musical was different

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    Musical *No Works Cited West Side Story is one of the most influential musicals of all time. It's integration of dance and song into the plot was very innovative, because even though it had been done before, it had never been done this well. Jerome Robbins had thought of an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet to a Broadway musical in 1949. He began discussions with librettist Arthur Laurents and composer Leonard Bernstein of a musical called East Side Story, with a plot concentrating on a Catholic girl

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    Realities of West Side Story

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    acknowledged theme that hate can kill. West Side Story is said to be a “morality play about “our” everyday problems: racism, poverty, and the destructiveness of violence” . Shortly after 1949 had been rung in, Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins were already hard at work. Robbins had called with an idea of “a modern version of Romeo and Juliet set in slums […].” The original idea called for dissention between Jews and Catholics during Easter-Passover celebrations. The Capulets, i.e. Juliet, are Jewish;

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    Essay On Irene Sharaff

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    Irene Sharaff is a successful costume designer who has designed for many different movies and Broadway productions. She also worked designing costumes for the American Ballet Theatre, the New York City Ballet, and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She was born in Boston on January 23, 1993. Her career in costume design ran from 1928 to 1981 making it 53 years. She died August 10, 1993 due to congestive heart failure. She studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts, the Art Students League

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    name of Jerome Robbins. Robbins brought light to contemporary ballet and modern dance, he redefined theatre dance and incorporated different components of creativity and dramatic theatrical elements. (DanceHeritage.org) Making a great impact in the American Ballet Theatre and was affiliated with this company for 8 years. (Learning About Dance) After getting invited to join the company of City Ballet by its artistic director, George Balanchine known as being the father of American ballet, Robbins only

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    West Side Story is one of the great contributors to musical theatre, in particular Broadway where it originally opened on September 26 1957 at the Winter garden Theatre. The production ran for 732 performances before entering the world of film in 1961. However, I believe its significance lies in the heart of the theatre where the audience is subjected to different styles of music, dance and of course an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In fact, Leonard Bernstein first decided to call

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    CHAPTER NINE STUDY QUESTIONS – The Musical Theatre (Pgs. 243-259/247-261) 1. Describe some of the facts concerning the musical on Broadway (p. 244) (248). Broadway musicals can be characterized by aspects such as having multiple performances nearly every day of the week, having productions that tour the nation in hopes of attracting more audiences, and having large casts and orchestras (Cohen 248). 2. Who was Florenz Ziegfeld and what were his productions like? (p.245) (249) Florenz Ziegfeld is

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    In the book The Rule of Benedict, written by Saint Benedict, he provided outlines of how things should go in the monastery, and day to day life for monks. Saint Benedict uses biblical references and also his own thoughts. Through his writings, he believes that there should be very strict guidelines to follow, in order to be a good monk and/or person. Although Saint Benedict means well when he gives his thoughts on how things should be gone about, he sometimes seems arrogant, by giving the abbot so

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    “Knowledge is power.” These three simple words express more about life than many of us can even fathom. This is especially true when we talk about the Bible. For one to understand the true power of the Lord and meaning of His words, one must first be able to comprehend the Bible. Just reading the Bible will help, but further research into its origin will maximize your knowledge. I do not consider myself a religious guru or know-it-all. I took the time to dive in to a book to help further my

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