DOWNLOAD BOOK ↠ Something's Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination - by Misha Berson #2020


  • Title: Something's Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination
  • Author: Misha Berson
  • ISBN: 9781557837660
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback

  • Something's Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination By Misha Berson Applause Books Something s Coming, Something Good West Side Story and the American Imagination takes a critical, comprehensive look at one of the most inventive, influential, and internationally beloved Broadway musicals of all time from its inception by a brilliant quartet of creators Robbins, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Laurents to its smashing success on film, to its Applause Books Something s Coming, Something Good West Side Story and the American Imagination takes a critical, comprehensive look at one of the most inventive, influential, and internationally beloved Broadway musicals of all time from its inception by a brilliant quartet of creators Robbins, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Laurents to its smashing success on film, to its ongoing popularity on stages around the world and its potent impact on the Great American Musical Featuring intriguing chapters on West Side Story in relation to Romeo and Juliet as a recording phenomenon as a film rated the second best movie musical of all time by the American Film Institute as part of a wave of juvenile delinquency dramas as the first great choreographer auteur musical and as the granddaddy of youth musicals such as Hair and Rent, Something s Coming, Something Good is a revealing guide for those who have seen the show for those who wish to study it for pleasure or inspiration and for actors, designers, and directors planning on producing it.
    Misha Berson
    Misha Berson Seattle, WA is a theatre critic for the Seattle Times and the author of the books Between Worlds Contemporary Asian American Plays and The San Francisco Stage She writes regularly for American Theatre Magazine and other publications She appears as a commentator on KUOW FM radio, has taught at the University of Washington and San Francisco State University, and is the former executive director of Theatre Bay Area.

    Something's Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination By Misha Berson

    Commentaires:

    Nicolas Ward
    This was a Christmas gift this year from my mom For those who are wondering why I d receive a book seemingly outside my usual interests, that s probably because you re unaware that I participated a lot in theater up through high school In 11th grade I played Baby John in Breck s production of West Side Story, which was a ton of fun Parts of the musical are thus pretty ingrained, even almost 15 years later.As is typical for my non fiction reads, what I enjoyed the most was the trivia In this case [...]

    pianogal
    AHHHHis book made me want to see the musical I was thinking as I was reading I don t think I ve ever seen a professinal production of the show The movie, yes Amateur, summer stocky type shows, absolutely But now I am so intrigued by the Robbins choreography that I really want to CLICHE ALERT see it again for the first time I just put the movie on hold from my library, so maybe that will help mitigate the longing for now So anyway, this was so much information about a show I thought I knew Turns [...]

    Michael Arden
    Here is the back story of what has been called the greatest musical show of all time, WEST SIDE STORY Following up on an idea conceived by Broadway and Hollywood dance choreographer Jerome Robbins in the late 1940s, a dream team consisting of Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, the premier American composer of his time, Stephen Sondheim, a young, talented lyricist on the rise, and Arthur Laurents, the experienced Broadway show and film script writer, was assembled by the early 1950s to update Shakespear [...]

    Stefaniab
    Something s Coming, Something Good is a lovely gathering of nostalgia, compendium of information I already knew, and some bits of new information for the WSS corner of my memory I m a West Side Story WSS fan since my NJ tweens, when I saw the tail end of the original show s run in 1959 Berson is an engaging writer, though I think her text became somewhat redundant in the end I enjoyed her commentary on the big dance pieces, as she basically is a dance critic Her assessment of WSS and its impact [...]

    Karl
    Everything you ve ever wanted to know about West Side Story and probably then some Whether you re a fan of the stage show, the film, the score, or the dances, Berson s well written, well researched book will satisfy your cravings For me some of the most fascinating tidbits I learned about were the filming of The Prologue on sweltering and deserted city blocks in New York City waiting to be razed to make way for the Lincoln Center complex, Jerome Robbins work on the film and his subsequent firing [...]

    Adam Boon
    I found this book so helpful and critically engaging Was used as extensive research for a university essay, but I ended up reading the whole book as it was genuinely interesting to read the life of West Side Story and its significance in our society

    Lisa
    This book was written by a megafan and written for megafans of West Side Story I loved every page and every detail of the backstory Fantastic read.

    Nancy
    Fascinating behind the scenes look at an American classic.

    Donna
    A fun read about one of my favorite movies.

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