|Plot Summary of Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance|
|"Jerome Robbins was an American born choreographer. This book is a fascinating read for anyone interested in dance. Other readers are likely to be overwhelmed and bored by her extensive descriptions of his ballets.
Robbins was born Jerome Rabinowitz in New York in 1918. He struggled with his Jewish identity all his life, and changed his name to Robbins when he started dancing on the stage. The book follows his evolution from dancer to choreographer. He was the mastermind behind such great Broadway musicals as West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof. He also choreographed ballets for the New York City Ballet."
Susanna Marlowe, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance|
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Story of entertainer?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- long lived adults
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Genius (really!)
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- New York
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- male homosexuals doing their thing
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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