skip to content
A place for us : Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A place for us : "West Side story" and New York

Author: Julia L Foulkes
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
From its Broadway debut to the Oscar-winning film to countless amateur productions, West Side Story is nothing less than an American touchstone an updating of Shakespeare located in a vividly realized, rapidly changing postwar New York. That vision of postwar New York is at the heart of Julia L. Foulkes's A Place for Us. A lifelong fan of the show, Foulkes became interested in its history when she made an unexpected  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Foulkes, Julia L.
Place for us.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016011299
(OCoLC)944087674
Named Person: Leonard Bernstein; Jerome Robbins; Jerome Robbins
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia L Foulkes
ISBN: 9780226301945 022630194X
OCLC Number: 959554477
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Prologue. "There's a place for us"; 1. "Have you heard the voice of my city," 1949-55; 2. "Make alive the Daily life," 1955-57; 3. "Comes from life itself," 1957; 4. "Get cool, boy," 1958-59; 5. "Camera and choreography," 1960-61; 6. "New York Rhapsody," 1962-70; 7. "Somewhere"; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Julia L. Foulkes.

Abstract:

From its Broadway debut to the Oscar-winning film to countless amateur productions, West Side Story is nothing less than an American touchstone an updating of Shakespeare located in a vividly realized, rapidly changing postwar New York. That vision of postwar New York is at the heart of Julia L. Foulkes's A Place for Us. A lifelong fan of the show, Foulkes became interested in its history when she made an unexpected discovery: parts of the iconic film version were shot on the demolition site of what would ultimately be part of the Lincoln Center redevelopment a crowning jewel of postwar urban renewal. Foulkes interweaves the story of the creation of the musical and film with the remaking of the Upper West Side and the larger tale of New York's postwar aspirations.0Making unprecedented use of Jerome Robbins's revelatory papers, she shows the crucial role played by the political commitments of Robbins and his fellow gay, Jewish collaborators, Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents: their determination to evoke life in New York as it was actually lived helped give West Side Story its unshakable sense of place even as it put forward a vision of a new, vigorous, determinedly multicultural American city. Beautifully written and full of surprises for even the most dedicated West Side Story fan, "A Place for Us" is a powerful new exploration of an American classic.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"A Place for Us tells a new story about one of US theater's most important plays. A skillful historian, Julia Foulkes delves deeply into the archive to recover the details and dynamics of West Side Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/959554477> # A place for us : "West Side story" and New York
    a schema:Book, schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "959554477" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ilu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#Topic/performing_arts_theater_general> ; # PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#Place/new_york_state_new_york> ; # New York (State)--New York.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#Person/robbins_jerome> ; # Jerome Robbins
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#Topic/motion_pictures> ; # Motion pictures
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/792.642/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/ML410> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#Place/new_york_n_y> ; # New York (N.Y.)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#CreativeWork/west_side_story_bernstein_leonard> ; # West Side story (Bernstein, Leonard)
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#Person/foulkes_julia_l> ; # Julia L. Foulkes
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2016" ;
   schema:description "Prologue. "There's a place for us"; 1. "Have you heard the voice of my city," 1949-55; 2. "Make alive the Daily life," 1955-57; 3. "Comes from life itself," 1957; 4. "Get cool, boy," 1958-59; 5. "Camera and choreography," 1960-61; 6. "New York Rhapsody," 1962-70; 7. "Somewhere"; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index"@en ;
   schema:description "From its Broadway debut to the Oscar-winning film to countless amateur productions, West Side Story is nothing less than an American touchstone an updating of Shakespeare located in a vividly realized, rapidly changing postwar New York. That vision of postwar New York is at the heart of Julia L. Foulkes's A Place for Us. A lifelong fan of the show, Foulkes became interested in its history when she made an unexpected discovery: parts of the iconic film version were shot on the demolition site of what would ultimately be part of the Lincoln Center redevelopment a crowning jewel of postwar urban renewal. Foulkes interweaves the story of the creation of the musical and film with the remaking of the Upper West Side and the larger tale of New York's postwar aspirations.0Making unprecedented use of Jerome Robbins's revelatory papers, she shows the crucial role played by the political commitments of Robbins and his fellow gay, Jewish collaborators, Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents: their determination to evoke life in New York as it was actually lived helped give West Side Story its unshakable sense of place even as it put forward a vision of a new, vigorous, determinedly multicultural American city. Beautifully written and full of surprises for even the most dedicated West Side Story fan, "A Place for Us" is a powerful new exploration of an American classic."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2946712953> ;
   schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/944087674> ;
   schema:name "A place for us : "West Side story" and New York"@en ;
   schema:productID "959554477" ;
   schema:url <http://lib.myilibrary.com?id=958710> ;
   schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1334004> ;
   schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/PublicFullRecord.aspx?p=4519332> ;
   schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/illcencol-ebooks/detail.action?docID=4519332> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226301945> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/959554477> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/illcencol-ebooks/detail.action?docID=4519332>
   rdfs:comment "Available for ICC via Ebook Central. Click here to access." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#CreativeWork/west_side_story_bernstein_leonard> # West Side story (Bernstein, Leonard)
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:name "West Side story (Bernstein, Leonard)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#Person/foulkes_julia_l> # Julia L. Foulkes
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Foulkes" ;
   schema:givenName "Julia L." ;
   schema:name "Julia L. Foulkes" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#Person/robbins_jerome> # Jerome Robbins
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Robbins" ;
   schema:givenName "Jerome" ;
   schema:name "Jerome Robbins" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#Place/new_york_n_y> # New York (N.Y.)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York (N.Y.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#Place/new_york_state_new_york> # New York (State)--New York.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York (State)--New York." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946712953#Topic/performing_arts_theater_general> # PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General"@en ;
    .

<http://lib.myilibrary.com?id=958710>
   rdfs:comment "Connect to MyiLibrary resource." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226301945>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "022630194X" ;
   schema:isbn "9780226301945" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/944087674>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Place for us." ;
   schema:description "Print version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/959554477> ; # A place for us : "West Side story" and New York
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.