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Photo 'Bernstein at rehearsal for West Side Story'
Bernstein and the cast rehearse the play.

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Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story
West Side Story is a modern-day version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The story is about two young people who fall in love but are prevented from being together because their families are feuding. In West Side Story two people in New York City fall in love but are kept apart because they are from different groups who are fighting for no good reason. What lessons can be learned from this situation? Why do you think this story is so popular that it is repeated over the years in different plays and movies?
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