West Side story : cultural perspectives on an American musical / Elizabeth A. Wells.Material type: TextPublication details: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2011. Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1461674220; 9781461674221Subject(s): Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. West Side story | West Side story (Bernstein, Leonard) | Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism | Popular culture -- New York (State) -- New York | MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Voice | MUSIC -- Lyrics | MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Vocal | Musicals | Popular culture | New York (State) -- New York | United StatesGenre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Electronic book. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 782.1/4 LOC classification: ML410.B566 | W45 2011Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298), discography (p. 275-276) , and index.
Print version record.
"There's a place for us" : reflections on an American musical -- From Gangway! to Broadway : genesis of the musical -- "Music about music" : Bernstein and West Side story -- "Mambo!" : West Side story and the Hispanic -- "I and Velma ain't dumb" : the women of West Side story -- "A boy like that" : the gangs of West Side story -- From the West Side to the East Side : reception and revision -- "Finale" -- Appendix A: Lyrics to select songs -- Appendix B: Chronology -- Appendix C: Cast and crew of various productions, including award nominations and wins.
Wells presents a scholarly study of the American musical West Side Story, viewing the work from cultural, historical, and musical perspectives. --from publisher description.
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