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The Cultural Perspectives of West Side Story

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dc.contributor.author Flavin, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-08T16:21:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-08T16:21:05Z
dc.date.issued 2020-04-19
dc.identifier.uri https://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/6235
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the cultural perspectives of West Side Story and whether the musical should be shelved as a piece of history. Culture is defined by traditions, clothing, language, music, the arts, the people, and achievements of a particular nation. This thesis discusses how the musical West Side Story portrays Puerto Ricans and their culture within the story. The extensive research from books on the creators of West Side Story, the history of American and Puerto Rican culture, and countless interviews, videos, periodicals, websites, and scholarly articles have shaped this thesis. With all this information, I was able to confirm that although West Side Story has not represented the Puerto Rican culture accurately, it is a living, breathing art that will be reimagined, revised, and produced for years to come. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Liberal Arts en_US
dc.subject West Side Story en_US
dc.subject Puerto Rican culture en_US
dc.subject appropriation of Puerto Ricans en_US
dc.subject Stephen Sondheim en_US
dc.subject Jerome Robbins en_US
dc.subject Arthur Laurents en_US
dc.subject Leonard Bernstein en_US
dc.subject gangs en_US
dc.subject New York City en_US
dc.subject Broadway en_US
dc.subject West Side Story Revivals en_US
dc.subject The History of West Side Story en_US
dc.subject discrimination en_US
dc.subject racism en_US
dc.title The Cultural Perspectives of West Side Story en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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