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West Side Story / Ernest Lehman; Robert Wise; Jerome Robbins:; Natalie Wood
Call Number: Media PN1997 .W453 2003
Publication Date: 2003, ©1961
This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks' leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.
Blackboard Jungle / Richard Brooks; Glenn Ford; Anne Francis; Louis Calhern; Sidney Poitier
Call Number: Call Number: Media PN1997 .B527 2005
Publication Date: 2005
Richard Dadier becomes an English teacher at a tough vocational school in the East Bronx, which is home to angry, unruly teenagers exiled from New York City's regular public schools. His idealism will be put to the ultimate test when a long-simmering power struggle with his most intimidating student explodes into a violent schoolroom showdown.