Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Fiddler on the Roof
Hodel. This breaks the tradition of keeping men and women separated at weddings.
Uncle Avram. He lives in New York.
Fyedka. Tevye disowns her because Fyedka is not Jewish.
Tradition. The entire movie is based on the Jewish traditions disappearing. The fiddler represents the enduring spirit of the Jewish people.
Golde . She is played by Norma Crane, who, tragically, died only a year after 'Fiddler on the Roof' was completed.
Leonard Frey . Richard Dreyfuss, John Ritter, and Rob Reiner all auditioned for the same role, but in the end, the part went to Frey, who played it on Broadway.
To life. Lazer Wolf and Tevye sing a rousing song with this title to celebrate the engagement of Lazer to Tevye's daughter Tzeitel.
Anatevka. In the original stories of Sholom Aleichem, which 'Fiddler on the Roof' is based on, the family does not live in Anatevka, but on a farm nearby.
Yente. Played by Molly Picon.
Norma Crane . Golde is Tevye's wife.
To life. The cast sings the song at the bar, shouting 'To life, to life, l'chaim'.
Harnick . He's the one responsible for sticking words in your head!
5. Tzeitel, Hotel, Chava, and two littler ones.
cow. Lazar Wolf laughs really hard when he finds this out.
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three. In a scene all too familiar to Jewish villages across Russia (and the world for that matter), the town was required to leave their home.
A sewing machine. Motel comments that it will take him much less time to make clothes. The machine ensures their financial success (although they are still quite poor).
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Her mother. Chava begins dancing with her mother who passes her on to her two older sisters. Each sister dances for a moment and then moves away to be with their mates. Chava dances with Fyedka and for a moment she is beckoned to choose between the fiddler who represents her culture and Fyedka. She returns to Fyedka. It is a quite beautiful scene.
Yes. And quite a good show! Bette Midler actually had a brief career playing Tzeitel on broadway.
Tradition. Tevye opens the movie discussing how their village survives and how they have survived for many years. He says, "How did this tradition get started? I'll tell you... I don't know, but it's a tradition."
Hodel. When the three girls are singing, they mention the order in which they must be married. Tzeitel first, and then Hodel, and then Chava.
Lazar Wolf is older than Tevye.. When the two men are inebriated after their celebration, Lazar comments to Tevye that he will soon call him "Papa." Tevye responds that he always wanted a son, but one younger than himself.
The matchmaker . The three eldest daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel, and Chava, sing about their desire for the matchmaker to find them good husbands... and then soon change their minds when they realize that they could also be paired with an undesirable man.
Double Chin. When Tevye is singing in the barn about his life as a poor man, he asks God if a "vast eternal plan" would be spoilt were he rich.