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  1. West Side Story (2021 Film)

    Director
    Steven Spielberg
    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare

    Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of the 1957 stage musical by Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins that was inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The cast...

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  2. Music in the Air: A History of Classical Music on Television (2012)

    Director
    Reiner E Moritz
    Subject
    Media studies; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 85 minutes), £19.15

    Documentary covering the history of classical music on television which examines how the televisual medium has been instrumental in popularising music, preserving performances and making events accessible to...

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  3. Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story (1993 Video)

    Director
    Christopher Swann
    Producer
    Humphrey Burton
    Subject
    Drama; Music
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 90 min., 1999 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    In September 1984 Leonard Bernstein conducted for the first time a complete performance of his 1957 musical ‘West Side Story’, based on the Romeo and Juliet theme. Using multiple cameras, this...

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  4. West Side Story (1961 Film, Video)

    Director
    Jerome Robbins; Robert Wise
    Producer
    Robert Wise
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Film version of the musical inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Updates the play to a story of rival teenage gangs (The Sharks and The Jets) in New York. Set in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, with...

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  5. On the Waterfront (1954 Film)

    Director
    Elia Kazan
    Producer
    Sam Spiegel
    Subject
    Sociology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Feature film. Concerns the fight to wipe out corruption in New York docklands. An introductory title extols the virtues of American democracy and claims that the story will show how corruption can be...

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  6. Many Faces of Romeo and Juliet, The (Television)

    Director
    Clark Jones
    Producer
    Dan Launsbery
    Subject
    Music
    Distribution
    No archive copy found (2007)

    Musical series featuring classical and Broadway music. This episode presents four versions of the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet performed in the theatre, opera (Gounod), ballet (Prokofiev) and the...

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  7. Shakespeare and Friends [30/10/2006] (Radio)

    Subject
    Drama; Music

    First concert in a week’s series of BBC Radio 3 ‘Afternoon Performances’ dedicated to showcasing music written for and inspired by the works of Shakespeare and other literary authors. The...

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  8. Rhythm (Television)

    Director
    William A. Graham
    Subject
    Drama; Music

    Irregularly scheduled series of musical specials featuring Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Bernstein compares the beat in Shakespeare’s verse to rhythms in jazz, Beethoven’s...

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  9. Making of West Side Story, The (Radio)

    Director
    Paul Lazarus; Leonard Bernstein
    Subject
    Dance; Music

    Radio series, hosted by Paul Lazarus, celebrating the American musical theatre. This programme includes excerpts from a Dramatists Guild symposium with panelists Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur...

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  10. Leonard Bernstein Conducts’West Side Story’ (Television)

    Director
    Christopher Swann
    Producer
    Humphrey Burton
    Subject
    Music

    Television documentary that follows conductor Leonard Bernstein as he records, over four days, the first complete recording of West Side Story. Filmed in a New York recording studio with a pick-up orchestra,...

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