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    Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein contained a variety of characters with all different views. Some preferred tradition, others preferred change. The character I identify the most with in the book is Perchik. Perchik wanted change in a traditional world. He valued education hihgly in a world where education was only for boys and not for girls, but Perchik believed " girls should learn too" (pg.30). Although almost everyone in Anatevka believed girls should stay home to do the cooking and cleaning, Perchik believed girls should be treated equally because 'girls are people" (pg.30). Boys and girls, any age should get the ability to receive education because I believe the world is a better place when everyone is educated on what is taking place…

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    Culture has often been a reflection and commentary of history through entertainment outlets such as moves, plays, or music. Common examples include Imitation Game and Hamilton: An American Musical. The Jewish culture has famously been depicted in two theatrical performances, describing life in the twentieth century. The musical. Fiddler on the Roof. takes place during Tsarist Russia in Anatevka, a small Russian village. The story centers on Tevye, a Jewish villager, as he struggles with…

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    My overall experience as a dramaturge for Fiddler on the Roof was wonderful. Doing tremendous amounts of research at the beginning was pretty difficult, because as a Hendrix student, I was required to finish all of the research during the week of my final exams. Paige, my boss, was extremely helpful, and when I mentioned I was having trouble finding information she recommended three books from the UCA library for me to read. Jeremy, my director, also knew what direction to lead me in, and I…

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    Fiddler on the Roof (the movie) was shown in theaters for the first time on November 3, 1971 and was directed by Norman Jewison. It focused on the life of the poor Jewish dairyman Tevye and his family in the small town of Anatevka, Ukraine during 1905. Besides the main plot of Tevye’s daughters Tzeitel, Hodel, and Chava, getting married, persecution of Jews in this village is highlighted with scenes of violence implemented by Russian guards. For example, there was a scene in the movie…

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    The name of the musical that I choose to do is Fiddler On the Roof. The author of this musical is Joseph Stein’s. The musical is based on Sholom Aleichem’s Tevye and his Daughters, where Jews and Russians live in delicate balance. Fiddler on the Roof is the beloved story of the small, tradition-steeped town of Anatevka, Russia. The main idea of the musical is how the time that the musical took place was a time where traditions were honored by the people of Anatevka and are both embraced and…

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    Cultural Culture In Anatevka

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    husband for her daughters. Now, this does not seem like much of twenty-first century approach to the roles of women in society, but it is how it is done in Anatevka. Women are there to cook, clean, and take care of their families while the men are there to protect and provide. On a more distinct level, there is a unique segregation of sexes within Anatevka. This segregation primarily has to due with affection within their society. It is looked down upon for two people, not married, to engage in…

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    Ask a group of people to rank their top goals in life, and most would list having great wealth in their top few. A classic example is offered by Tevye, who in the hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, begins with a soliloquy admonishing God for his plight in life, saying, “I realize of course, that it’s no shame to be poor, but it’s no great honor, either.” Illustrating his point in the first unforgettable song, he enumerates the wonderful things he could accomplish “if (he) were a biddy, biddy…

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    behind me, looked up, and began to climb. The archaic planks groaned in pain as I scaled the staircase. Afraid one might break, I hung on to the rail with my life. Step by step I reached the top and examined the second door of the day that could’ve used a good polish. For a moment, I pondered on whether or not I should enter. I wasn’t even sure why I had followed him in the first place, but deep down I knew this was something I had to do. Not only to benefit him, but to also benefit myself. I…

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    Fiddler on the Roof was directed by Norman Jewison and it was released on the year of 1971. It is considered a classic, because each person has their rituals to follow throughout their life. Some set it for themselves, while others inherit it from generations of family cultures and traditions that were passed down to them. Everyone wish to uphold their traditions, but in this modern era is hard to do so. Society’s influence, differences in cultures, and adapts to modernized things made it hard…

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    Live Concert Report: Fiddler on the Roof The following is my personal report of CBC’s summer showcase performance of Joseph Stein’s Fiddler on the Roof. This is a musical so the performers didn’t play any instruments themselves other than their own vocal instruments, well besides the fiddler that appearance’s on the roof in the very beginning of the performance. So, the violin is obviously the first instrument that stands out in the play. The musical instruments that are played throughout the…

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