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Rspectives From the mambo craze of the s to the work's ongoing permeation of popular culture Wells looks at the myriad ways in which this canonic musical reflects and refracts American culture Drawing on primary documentary sources oral history including interviews with members of the original creative team such as Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents and early sketch material Wells explores the creation and dissemination of West Side Story to diverse audiences After a short history of West Side Story's creation each chapter investigates.
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West Side StoryThe musical from a different cultural perspective examining its relationship to the classical canon and Leonard Bernstein's investment in that tradition juvenile delinuency in the s feminism and the women of West Side Story Latin American and Hispanic influences and its international reception and distribution Richly illustrated with images and musical examples and complete with factual appendixes like a chronological timeline discography and cast and crew list this fascinating account is exciting for specialists and non specialists alike.