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Wonder of wonders : a cultural history of Fiddler on the roof

Author: Alisa Solomon
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In the half-century since its premiere, Fiddler on the Roof has become a supremely potent cultural landmark, beloved by audiences the world over. Now, in a history as captivating as its subject, award-winning drama critic Alisa Solomon traces how and why the story of Tevye the milkman, the creation of the great Yiddish writer Sholem-Aleichem, was reborn as blockbuster entertainment and a cultural touchstone, not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Jerry Bock; Joseph Stein; Sholem Aleichem; Jerry Bock; Sholem Aleykhem; Sholem Aleichem
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alisa Solomon
ISBN: 9780805092608 0805092609
OCLC Number: 827256853
Description: x, 433 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: a little bit of this, a little bit of that --
When America commands --
Tevye's long journey to the New York stage --
Between two worlds of Sholem Aleichem --
Tevye strikes it rich --
Tevye leaves for the land of Broadway --
It takes a shtetl --
Raising the roof --
Tevye's travels --
The old country in the old-new land --
Fiddler while Brooklyn burns --
Skrzypek na dachu: Poland --
Epilogue: fiddling with tradition.
Responsibility: Alisa Solomon.

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In the half-century since its premiere, Fiddler on the Roof has become a supremely potent cultural landmark, beloved by audiences the world over. Now, in a history as captivating as its subject, award-winning drama critic Alisa Solomon traces how and why the story of Tevye the milkman, the creation of the great Yiddish writer Sholem-Aleichem, was reborn as blockbuster entertainment and a cultural touchstone, not only for Jews and not only in America. It is first a story of the theater, as Solomon follows Tevye from his humble appearance on the New York Yiddish stage, through his adoption by leftist dramatists as a symbol of oppression, to his Broadway debut and his starring role in a major Hollywood picture. And it is a cultural story, of a show that spoke to the deepest conflicts and desires the world over: the fraying of tradition, generational tension, the loss of roots. Entertaining and original, Wonder of Wonders reveals the profound legacy of a show about tradition that itself became a tradition [Publisher description]

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