From " Romeo and Juliet " to " West side Story "
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo: Montaigu's family
Juliet: Capulet's family
Mercutio: Romeo's best friend
Tybalt: Juliet's cousin
Paris: Juliet's pretender
Friar Laurence: He married secretly Romeo and Juliet
The Nurse: She helps the two lovers to be together
The Prince: It's the person the more important in the family. She dominates.
This scene takes place in Verona, Italy in the Middle-Age.
The feuding takes place between the Montaigu and the Capulet families. Indeed they are in rivalry.
Romeo and Juliet are descended from wealthy families. Romea has 15 years-old and Juliet has 12 years-old. Their first encounter takes place at a bal.
Mercutio is killed by Tybalt.
Romeo killed Tybalt and his rival Paris
After finding Juliet " dead", Romeo killed himself. But when Juliet woke up and saw Romeo lying dead by her side she killed herself too.
West side Story
Tony: in love with Maria
Maria: in love with Tony
Riff: Tony's friend
Bernado: Maria's brother
Chino: Maria's husband
Anita: Maria's friend
The scene takes place in West Side in New York. It's in 1950 s
They are two groups: - Sharks= Puerto Rican -Jets= American (These are gangs )
The two groups of teenagers fight each other for control of the street.
Maria is Puerto Rican whereas Tony is American. Tony has 20 years-old and Maria has 17 years-old. Their first encounter takes place at a bal.
Maria's brother is killed by Tony
Tony is killed by Chino
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