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West Side story : cultural perspectives on an American musical

Author: Elizabeth Anne Wells
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2010020727
Named Person: Leonard Bernstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Anne Wells
ISBN: 1461674220 9781461674221
OCLC Number: 864305769
Awards: Winner of American Musicological Society: 2012 Music in American Culture Award 2012
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: "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.
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Wells.

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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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In this expansion of her doctoral dissertation, Wells (Mount Allison Univ., Canada) explores West Side Story in terms of musical and cultural expression. She begins with an account of the show from Read more...

 
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