History THeatre / WestSideStory

19th Jun '18 5:58:02 AM DrOO7
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** When Bernardo mouths off to Schrank, Riff and the other Jets are visibly amused/impressed by it. ** Bernardo and Riff pretend to be friendly when they notice Krupke eying them suspiciously.

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** When Bernardo mouths off to Schrank, Riff and the other Jets are visibly amused/impressed by it.
** Bernardo and Riff pretend to be friendly when they notice Krupke eying them suspiciously.
9th Jun '18 1:44:38 PM bt8257
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It may seem OlderThanSteam, with more than a [[StarCrossedLovers few elements]] that you may recognize from [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet other works]]. It is also a great example of SeinfeldIsUnfunny, with many modern audiences not understanding why it was such a groundbreaking musical in its time. It is recognized as the leader in using [[NewerThanTheyThink dance to further the plot]], thanks to Jerome Robbins's choreography, and is also recognized for portraying minority characters (relatively) positively, using vulgar language and slang, and [[DarkerAndEdgier not being a particularly feel-good musical]].

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It may seem OlderThanSteam, with more than a [[StarCrossedLovers few elements]] that you may recognize from [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet other works]]. It is also a great example of SeinfeldIsUnfunny, with many modern audiences not understanding why it was such a groundbreaking musical in its time. It is recognized as the leader in using [[NewerThanTheyThink dance to further the plot]], thanks to the choreography of Jerome Robbins's choreography, Robbins, and is also recognized for portraying minority characters (relatively) positively, using vulgar language and slang, and [[DarkerAndEdgier not being a particularly feel-good musical]].



9th Jun '18 1:24:57 PM bt8257
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* ShaveAndAHairCut: "Gee Of-fi-cer Krup-ke, ''[[ParentheticalSwearing Krup You!]]''"

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* ShaveAndAHairCut: ShaveAndAHaircut: "Gee Of-fi-cer Krup-ke, ''[[ParentheticalSwearing Krup You!]]''"



%%* ThoseTwoGuys: Lieutenant Schrank and Officer Krupke.
%%* {{Tomboy}}: Anybodys is generally read as such.
7th Jun '18 4:58:35 PM Anorgil
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-->(Tony releases him.)
7th Jun '18 4:57:44 PM Anorgil
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* AstonishinglyAppropriateInterruption: Early in the play, we have this exchange between Riff and Tony.
-->'''Riff''': Buddy boy, I am a victim of disappointment in you.
-->'''Tony''': End your suffering, little man. Why don't you pack up your gear and clear out?
-->'''Riff''': Because your ma is hot for me.
-->(Tony grabs his arm and twists it.)
-->'''Riff''': No! Because I hate living with my buggin' uncle[[note]]meaning "parent's brother"[[/note]] uncle UNCLE![[note]]meaning "Stop twisting my arm!"[[/note]]
3rd May '18 7:16:22 PM Josef5678
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** [[spoiler: Though in an odd, morbid way, if you believe in an afterlife, it's still DarkerAndEdgier in that Maria & Tony don't live forever TogetherInDeath. Having a bit with Tony & Maria happily embracing in the afterlife would've made the story a BitterSweetEnding and everyone wins.]]
2nd May '18 9:55:48 AM SpukiKitty
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** [[spoiler: Though in an odd, morbid way, if you believe in an afterlife, it's still DarkerAndEdgier in that Maria & Tony don't live forever TogetherInDeath. Having a bit with Tony & Maria happily embracing in the afterlife would've made the story a BitterSweetEnding and everyone wins.]]
28th Apr '18 7:48:51 AM DavidCowie
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Anybodys, who's transmasculine qualities can be played as a tomboy, a ButchLesbian, or a trans man, depending on the production.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Anybodys, who's whose transmasculine qualities can be played as a tomboy, a ButchLesbian, or a trans man, depending on the production.
23rd Apr '18 10:57:02 AM DrOO7
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* EnemyMine: For all their hatred of each other, the Jets and the Sharks seem pretty unified in their hatred of Schrank and Krupke -- when Bernardo mouths off to Schrank, Riff and the other Jets are visibly amused/impressed by it. Later, Bernardo and Riff pretend to be friendly when they notice Krupke eying them suspiciously, both gangs do this in full force when Schrank interrupts their war council, and when Schrank insults Bernardo, it's Riff and Ice who hold Bernardo back from attacking him--Riff even gives Schrank a DeathGlare on his behalf and when Schrank orders the Sharks to leave, Bernardo looks at ''Riff'' for the go-ahead.

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* EnemyMine: For all their hatred of each other, the Jets and the Sharks seem pretty unified in their hatred of Schrank and Krupke -- when Krupke:
** When
Bernardo mouths off to Schrank, Riff and the other Jets are visibly amused/impressed by it. Later, ** Bernardo and Riff pretend to be friendly when they notice Krupke eying them suspiciously, both suspiciously.
** Both
gangs do this in full force when Schrank interrupts their war council, and when council.
** When
Schrank insults Bernardo, it's Riff and Ice who hold Bernardo back from attacking him--Riff even gives Schrank a DeathGlare on his behalf and when Schrank orders the Sharks to leave, Bernardo looks at ''Riff'' for the go-ahead.go-ahead and doesn't move until he gives him an "It's ok" nod.
17th Apr '18 10:58:41 PM StrongRex
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* WhyDontYouMarryIt: Baby John comments on a comic book he's reading, declaring his love for the main hero (Superman in the stage show, Captain Marvel in the film). A gang member (Snowboy in the stage show, Action in the film) irritably respond, "So marry him!"
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