Friday, March 20, 2009

west side story

You will be amused if you compare the reviews by Brantley in the Times and Teachout in the Wall Street Journal. Both lament a departure from the Robbins etc original that leads to a slightly different emotional axis, if you will. Brantley says that the original's tough, vicious street kids have been replaced by wide-eyed innocents. Teachout says that the original's wide-eyed innocents have been replaced by tough, vicious street kids. Quo vadimus?

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