Romeo and Juliet & West Side Story

Maria Bernardo’s sister
Anita Bernardo’s girlfriend
Riff Present leader of the Jets
Bernardo Present leader of the Sharks
Tony Former leader of the Jets…in love with Maria
The Sharks gang of immigrants from Puerto Rico lead by Bernardo
The Jets gang of Americans led by Riff
Romeo Tony
Juliet Maria
Tybalt Bernardo
Nurse Anita
Mercutio Riff
Friar Lawrence/ Apothecary Doc
Paris Chino
Prince Escalus Lt. Schrank
Officer & Citizens Officer Krupke
Sampson Action
Benvolio Baby John
Abraham A-rab
Balthazar Anybodys
Montagues Jets
Capulets Sharks
Statesmen & Citizens Lt. Schrank & Officer Krupke
Nurses, Friars & Apothecaries (Servants of Upper Class) Anita & Doc
Verona New York City- Upper West Side
Capulet House (Ball) Gym
Doc’s Shop Apothecary/ Friar Laurence’s Cell
Juliet’s Balcony Maria’s Fire Escape
Capulet’s home The Dress Shop
Open Streets of Verona Under the Highway Rumbe
Capulet’s Tomb Playground
Act 1 fight in the streets of Verona Opening sequence of gang fight on the streets of the upper west side
Prince Escalus breaking up the fight Lt. Schrank breaking up the fight
Capulet Ball Dance at the Gym
Juliet’s Balcony Maria’s Fire Escape
Romeo and Juliet eloping with the help of Friar Laurence Tony and Maria’s dream wedding in the dress shop
Montague men disgracing the nurse Jets taunting and attacking Anita
Romeo’s Death Tony’s Death
Juliet’s Final Scene Maria’s Final Scene
Death of Mercutio and Tybalt Death of Riff and Bernardo
End of Romeo and Juliet End of West Side Story
Who is the leader of the Jets? Riff
Who is the leader of the Sharks? Bernardo
Who are the two forbidden lovers from opposite gangs? Tony (Jets) and Maria (Sharks)
What gang does Anita belong to? Sharks
What gang does Diesel belong to? Jets
What gang does Action belong to? Jets
What gang does Louis belong to? Sharks
What gang does A-Rab belong to? Jets
What gang does Chino belong to? Sharks
What gang does Pepe belong to? Sharks
Who is the neutral shop owner who tries to get the members of both gangs to stop their fighting? Doc
What is the name of the two cops in town? Officer Schrank and Officer Krupke
Who said the quote: “I tried to stop it; I did try. I don’t know how it went wrong… I didn’t mean to hurt him; I didn’t want to; I didn’t know I had. But Riff… Riff was like my brother. So when Bernardo killed him-” Why is this quote significant? Tony. It shows that Tony didn’t mean to kill Bernardo and deeply wants the approval of Maria.
Who said the quote: “Lissen, jail bait, I licked you twice and I can do it again.” Who are they talking to? Why is this quote significant? Anybodys. She is talking to Baby John. This quote is significant because it shows that Anybodys is strong and she wants to fit in with the rest of the Jets.
Who said the quote: “You do not know it all! Girls here are free to have fun. She-is-in-America-now.” Why is this quote significant? Anita. This quote shows that Anita feels a sense of pride and freedom in living in America.
Who said the quote: “Please! Everything was going so well! Do you fellows get pleasure out of making trouble? Now come on-it won’t hurt you to have a good time.” Who is he talking about? Why is this quote significant? Glad Hand. He is talking to the Sharks and the Jets at their dance after they start to cause trouble. This quote is significant because it shows that all of the adults in the play want the fighting between the two gangs to stop.
Who sings the song about boys in gangs simply being mentally disturbed? Action, A-Rab, and Baby John
Who is Benvolio aligned with? The Montagues
Who is Mercutio aligned with? The Montagues
Who gives both families death threats after he hears that their fighting is still continuing? The Prince
What is the name of the fiery young man who is determined to destroy the Montagues? Tybalt
Why does Juliet not favor County Paris but Lady Capulet does? County Paris is closer to Lady Capulet’s age than her own husband. County Paris is 30 years old when Juliet is 13
Who is known as the comic relief in Romeo and Juliet? Who are they aligned with? The Nurse, who is aligned with the Capulets
Who said the quote: ‘O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you.” Who were they talking to and what is the importance of this quote? Mercutio. He was talking to Romeo, trying to convince him that dreams are not reliable. The importance of this quote is that is eventually led to Romeo accepting to go to the party where he fixed his love struck heart by meeting Juliet.
Who said the quote: “I am too sore enpierced with his shaft, To soar with his” (cupids) “light feathers; and so bound, I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe. Under love’s heavy burthen do I sink.” What is the person who said this quote referring to? Romeo said this quote when he was heartbroken over Rosalind.
Who told the lengthy story about Juliet when she was a child? The Nurse
Who said the quote: “And too soon marr’d are those so early made. The earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she;” What were they referring to when they spoke the quote? What is the significance of this quote? Lord Capulet. He is talking to County Paris about his proposal for Juliet’s hand in marriage. This quote is important because it shows that Lord Capulet considers and values his daughter.
Who said the quote: “Why, such is love’s transgression. Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, Which thou wilt propagate, to have it prest, With more of thine. This love that thou hast shown, Doth add more grief to too much of mine own.” Romeo
riff – leader of jets mercutio – hot tempered, friends with romeo
tony – love interest romeo
baby john – timid, naiive, innocent benvolio – good face
bernardo – leader of sharks tybalt – juliets cousin
sharks capulets
jets montagues
maria juliet
anita nurse
doc “i’ll dig u an early grave” friar lawrence – “not in a grave”
police officer who threatens punishment prince escalus
chino paris
clenched fist – first fight thumb flick – servant fight
riffs speech to tony benvolio and mer talking to romeo
tonys song before dance romeo saying something will happen at the dance
dance at gym capulet party
man in brown suit lord capulet
tonys song after dance romeo and juliet’s sonnet
tony and maria on fire escape balcony scene
wedding scene in dress shop wedding with friar
song tonight balcony scene
rumble under freeway fight with m & t & r in square
tony spending night with maria honeymoon night
anita at door of room nurse telling juliet
docs basement balthasar tells romeo of js death
antis trip to docs mercutio verbally abusing nurse
carrying body off playground tomb scene
all the songs sonnets
rhymes in the songs iambic pentameter
West Side of Manhattan, 1950’s What is the setting of West Side Story?
Themes -violence is not the answer-intolerance of differences creates hate-hasty decisions can be volatile-people can make peace
the dance Where do Tony and Maria meet?
Riff Who is Tony’s best friend who replaces him as leader of the Jets?
Bernardo Who is the leader of the Sharks and Maria’s brother?
Tony Who is the main character and Maria’s love interest?
Maria Who is Tony’s love interest?
Anita Who is Bernardo’s girlfriend?
The Jets Which is the white (American) gang?
The Sharks Which is the Puerto Rican gang?
Baby John Who is the junior member of the Jets?
when Bernardo is killed What is the turning point (climax) of the story?
Tony is killed. Maria is angry and filled with hate. How does the story end?
Who is the leader of the Jets? Riff
Who is the leader of the Sharks? Bernardo
Where does the story take place? West Side of Manhattan
What did the Jets throw into the PR grocery? Stink bomb
Who are Schrank and Krupke? Police officer
What does Anybodys want? to join the Jets
What country did Maria and Bernardo come from? Puerto Rico
Who did the Sharks jump at the movie theatre? Baby John
Who did Riff want to take to the war council? Bernardo
Why did Tony quit the Jets? To get a job and make his mom happy
Who was Anita’s boyfriend? Bernardo
Why didn’t Maria like her dress? It was an old confirmation dress
Who was “Glad Hand”? A social worker
How did Riff insult the Sharks at the dance? He refused to dance with Anita
Who did Tony fall in love with at the dance? Maria
Where did the Jets and the Sharks decide to meet for their war council? The Coffee Pot
Why did Riff order Anybodys a doughnut? To keep her quiet
Who was going to represent the Jets and the Sharks? Bernardo and Diesel
Where was the fight going to take place? Under the highway
What did Tony buy for his mother to ease the heat of their apartment A fan
What did Baby John buy for the rumble? Ice-pick
Where did Tony meet Maria? At Maria’s workplace
What did Riff and Bernardo both hide in their pockets before the rumble? Knives
Who interrupted the fight between Diesel and Bernardo? Tony
Why did Riff get stabbed by Bernardo? Tony distracted Riff
What happened to Bernardo after he killed Riff? He was killed by Tony
What sound did Maria associate with death? Sirens
What did Chino find behind the bathtub in Bernardo’s apartment? A gun
What was Maria’s initial reaction to Tony interrupting her in prayer? She hit him
What did Maria instruct Tony to do? Lie down and rest
Who did Baby-John call on to help him? Super-heroes
Who was spying on the Sharks and overheard their plan to kill Tony? Anybodys
Why doesn’t Tony want to marry Maria anymore? He killed her brother.
Why does Maria say that Tony should not die even though Riff and Bernardo did? Tony changed his life around and deserves a second chance
Where was Maria supposed to meet Tony if she wanted to go away with him? Doc’s Pharmacy
Where was Maria taken so she could not meet Tony? the police station
What did A-Rab do to Anita when she went to Doc’s Pharmacy? Attacked her
What did Anita tell A-Rab and Diesel to tell Tony before leaving Doc’s Pharmacy? That Anita had been killed for loving Tony, when she was actually alive and well.
Why was Tony searching for Chino? He wanted to kill him
Who tried to save Tony from Chino? Anybodys
This story reminds me of what play by Shakespeare? Romeo and Juliet

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