Posts Tagged: Shakespeare musicals

West Side Story: 60 years as a cultural barometer

Sixty years old this week, the 1961 movie West Side Story, based on the acclaimed Broadway musical inspired by Romeo and Juliet, also became a de facto representation of US Latinx in musicals for many years.


What makes Shakespeare musicals ‘American’

While Shakespeare musicals borrowed plots, characters, and situations from England’s best-known poet, they remained essentially “American.”