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Author Wells, Elizabeth Anne, 1964-

Title West Side story : cultural perspectives on an American musical / Elizabeth A. Wells

Publ Info Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2011
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Descript xiii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-298), discography (p. 275-276), and index
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
Note Wells presents a scholarly study of the American musical West Side Story, viewing the work from cultural, historical, and musical perspectives. --from publisher description
LC subject Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. West Side story
Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism
Popular culture -- New York (State) -- New York
ISBN 9780810876668 (cloth : alk. paper)
0810876663 (cloth : alk. paper)