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  Fiddler on the Roof: From Stage to Screen
One one side of the roof is the traditions he and the village have grown with while the other side lies his three eldest daughters whose actions call for reform.
Fiddler on the Roof succeeds for many reasons, but one of the strongest is its universal appeal.
Fiddler on the Roof is a tremendous achievement.
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 In the Eye of the Beholder:  Fiddler on the Roof   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The characters in FIDDLER were created at the turn of the 20th century by Yiddish writer Solomon Rabinowitz (best known by his pen name “Sholem Aleichem”), but the actual title is a reference to MUSIC, a wall panel Marc Chagall created for the Moscow State Yiddish Theater in 1920.
the new Drury Lane revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
The scene at the tavern in the middle of Act One, when the Jews and the Russians dance together, is a show-stopper, as is the party scene after Tevye’s eldest daughter Tzeitel marries her beloved tailor Motel Kamzoil.
www.films42.com /columns/columns_fiddler.asp   (1642 words)

 Fiddler on the Roof News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fiddler on the Roof News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
CHENANGO BRIDGE - Fiddler on the Roof, the long-lived story of a poor Jewish milkman and his family eking out a life in tsarist Russia, will soon again grace a local stage.
Back in the days when serious musicals were tuneful, emotional and popular, "Fiddler on the Roof" emerged as one of the very best of them all.
www.topix.net /movies/fiddler-on-the-roof   (705 words)

 Fiddler On The Roof
Memorable characters include Motel the tailor, Yente the matchmaker and the young Perchik, a member of the revolutionary resistance group who falls in love with one of Tevye's daughters.
“Fiddler on the Roof” opened in 1964 and is the eighth longest running musical.
The music was written by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick book by Joseph Stein and choreography by Jerome Robbins.Unlike previous musicals “Fiddler” dealt with serious issues such as persecution, poverty, and the struggle to hold on to one's beliefs.
www.woodstocktheatre.com /archives/fiddler.htm   (360 words)

 Fiddler on the Roof (1971)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck.
"Fiddler On the Roof" is the stage-to-screen adaptation of the famous musical.
This role is played by Topol, who played the character onstage in the London production of "Fiddler." We see him as a man mired in traditions, but struggling between his devout faith and the changing times when three of his daughters feel the urge to marry.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0067093   (463 words)

 Amazon.com: Fiddler on the Roof: Music: Jerry Bock,Sheldon Harnick,Topol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This new version of the Fiddler on the Roof soundtrack coincides with the movie's 30th anniversary (which is also celebrated by a special edition DVD).
The music of "Fiddler on the Roof" is loaded with cultural connections, but my point is that most of the songs, and especially, "Matchmaker", "If I Were a Rich Man", and "Sunset, Sunset" are universally applicable and will resonate with any listener who understands their lyrics.
The "Fiddler on the Roof" film has a terrific reputation, and deservedly so-the casting was excellent, and it shines through on this recording, both in subtle nuances and changes and in larger, more noticeable things, such as added musical numbers.
www.amazon.com /Fiddler-Roof-Jerry-Bock/dp/B00005OB07   (1131 words)

 Fiddler on the Roof St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
The show's title--a fiddler on the roof who tries to maintain his balance while playing--suggests the desire for constancy in the face of mutability.
Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway on September 22, 1964,; at the Imperial Theater, where it played for 3,242 performances--the longest run in the history of the American musical theater to that time.
Fiddler on the Roof is imbedded within its Jewishness without being parochial.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100438   (678 words)

 Talkin' Broadway Review: Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof Based on the Sholom Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl.
It's spoken by the philosophizing milkman Tevye at the end of the first song, "Tradition": "Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof!" Even with a few of those traditions visible onstage, this production is mighty shaky.
Leveaux's demanding that one mediocre song be replaced by an equally mediocre one, and his choice to steep the production so fully in darkness and sadness, strongly suggest he doesn't understand or respect the material that has proven a cherished classic for almost 40 years.
www.talkinbroadway.com /world/Fiddler.html   (1059 words)

 DVD REVIEW: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
That's what "Fiddler on the Roof" is all about.
Shot in Yugoslavia (standing in for turn-of-the-Century Russia), "Fiddler on the Roof" was a major hit for United Artist.
Jewison had never directed a musical before, but you couldn't tell based on "Fiddler on the Roof." The film is sensational.
www.lightviews.com /fiddleronroof.htm   (623 words)

 Fiddler on the Roof - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fiddler on the Roof is regarded as one of the most famous stage and film musicals.
The show begins with a lone fiddler standing on a roof playing a tune, as Tevye tells the audience about the customs of his people and about how they have lived all their lives in Anatevka.
Everyone says their good-byes and the Fiddler is invited along with Tevye (the original theatrical ending and the film's ending) or is left behind in Anatevka (the 2004 revival's ending).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fiddler_on_the_Roof   (3016 words)

 Fiddler on the Roof: The Arlington Player’s Tradition
Fiddler on the Roof: The Arlington Player’s Tradition
Laura: Tonight we saw the opening night performance of the Arlington Players‘ Fiddler on the Roof.
There was an actual fiddler who was up on the roof playing which was kind of nice.
www.showbizradio.net /2006/04/22/review-fiddler-on-the-roof   (927 words)

 Fiddler On The Roof (1971)
This juggling act, symbolized by a fiddler sawing out a tune perched precariously on a rooftop, has Tevye turning to God for guidance and some kind of uneasy reconciliation.
    Fiddler on the Roof is a warm and personal movie filled with the humanity and substance that made Solomon Rabinowitch one of Russia's most beloved writers.
The trials and tribulations of Tevye, played by the instantly likeable Topol (who always looks and sounds half drunk) are brought to life by terrific performances, a commitment to authenticity by Jewison, and by rousing musical numbers that must have been marvellous to behold in a packed Broadway theatre.
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/Reviews.asp?ID=3241   (1436 words)

 Parent Previews: Fiddler On The Roof
In pre-revolutionary Russia, one's existence is as precarious as a fiddler on the roof.
Based on the short stories of Sholom Aleichem, and receiving recognition first as a stage play, Fiddler on the Roof chronicles the flood of change that pours into this humble milkman's life, eroding much of what he took for granted, and reshaping his future.
While these complex themes, some violence connected with the political conflict, and the fantastical depiction of a nightmare may be too much for very young viewers, for the rest of the family this film's inspiring celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit is sure to appeal to Jew and Gentile alike.
movies.go.com /parentpreviews/review?rid=607   (764 words)

 Fiddler on the Roof Summary & Essays - Joseph Stein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fiddler on the Roof Summary & Essays - Joseph Stein
This success was ironic considering the play’s producers’ initial fears that, due to the ethnically based story, the musical might not appeal to a broad audience.
Fiddler is based on short stories written by Sholom Aleichem, a Jewish writer who wrote primarily in Yiddish.
www.enotes.com /fiddler-roof   (339 words)

 Fiddler on the Roof
A fiddler is seated on the roof, playing.
Up stage center is the "Fiddler House" (a tab that is either hung or stands on a boom base) #308.
The fiddler on the top of a step ladder, hidden behind the house.
www.tobinslake.com /studios/backdrops/plays/fiddler.htm   (432 words)

 Amazon.com: Fiddler on the Roof (1964 Original Broadway Cast): Music: Jerry Bock,Sheldon Harnick,Zero Mostel,Julia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has been a bestseller for RCA for forty years now, and I will not dispute that.
Fiddler On The Roof is one of few Broadway productions that has truly stood the test of time.
Fiddler On The Roof is one of the greatest of all musicals.
www.amazon.com /Fiddler-Roof-1964-Original-Broadway/dp/B000002WB3   (1602 words)

 Fiddler on the Roof - Review - Arts - Entertainment - smh.com.au
When Topol first performed the role of the milkman Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in London in 1967, he was an unknown Israeli actor who was instantly acclaimed for an extraordinary performance.
As was the case when I saw Topol perform the role in Melbourne in 1998, his easygoing command suggests he gains a sustaining power from the truths and paradoxes that Fiddler on the Roof's creators drew from Shalom Alcheim's tales of late 19th-century Jewish life in Russia.
Fiddler's best-known songs are in Act I - Tradition, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man and Sunrise, Sunset - and Jerry Bock's tuneful, sweet score is tinged with sorrow.
www.smh.com.au /news/review/fiddler-on-the-roof/2005/09/26/1127586773652.html?from=moreStories&oneclick=true   (615 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Fiddler On The Roof [1971]: DVD: Topol,Norma Crane,Leonard Frey,Molly Picon,Paul Mann,Rosalind ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fiddler on the Roof arrived in cinemas in 1971, seven years after the Sheldon Harnick/Jerry Bock musical about Jewish life in a pre-Revolution Russian village first gripped Broadway.
On the DVD: Fiddler on the Roof Special Edition is presented on DVD in widescreen with a Dolby soundtrack that makes a mighty meal of John Williams' Oscar-winning musical adaptation.
The most fascinating extras are a making-of documentary that shows a youthful, slightly tetchy Jewison at work, and a 2003 reminiscence in which all of his passion and feel for the piece has survived intact.
www.amazon.co.uk /Fiddler-Roof-Topol/dp/B0000BZND9   (1508 words)

 Amazon.ca: Fiddler on the Roof (Widescreen): DVD: Norman Jewison,Theodore Bikel,Candy Bonstein,Ina Claire,Brian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Norman Jewison's "Fiddler On the Roof" is the story of a poor milkman living in tsarist Russia, which in the outskirts of Russia.
Fiddler shows how a creative director can construct a film to be a spectacle of congeniality of all the elements, because he knows how to tell a story visually.
At the end of the number, the Fiddler on the Roof, standing on the left of the screen, launches into an ext...
www.amazon.ca /Fiddler-Roof-Widescreen-Norman-Jewison/dp/B00005N7YZ   (1756 words)

Packed with such stalwart tunes as "Tradition," "If I Were a Rich Man," and "Sunrise, Sunset," the Joseph Stein/Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick musical, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, is back on the boards.
Some forty years ago, the original production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opened at the Imperial Theatre, garnering eight Tony Awards and making Broadway history as the longest running musical of its day.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, a rich, welcoming production that is sure to please many.
www.broadwaybeat.com /russell/FiddlerOnTheRoof.htm   (712 words)

 The Broadway Musical Home-Fiddler on the Roof
Set in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof takes place in Anatevka, a small Jewish village in Russia.
The story revolves around the dairyman Tevye and his attempts to preserve his family's traditions in the face of a changing world.
Fiddler on the Roof deals with such difficult issues as persecution, poverty, and the struggle to hold on to one's beliefs in the midst of a hostile and chaotic environment.
www.prigsbee.com /Musicals/shows/fiddler.htm   (198 words)

 Fiddler on the Roof   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fiddler on the Roof, based on the short story "Tevye and His Daughters" by Sholom Aleichem, was one of the first musicals to defy Broadway's established rules of commercial success.
It dealt with serious issues such as persecution, poverty, and the struggle to hold on to one's beliefs in the midst of a hostile and chaotic environment.
Criticized at first for its "limited appeal", Fiddler on the Roof struck such a universal chord in audiences that it became, for a time, the longest running production in the history of Broadway.
www.amishacres.com /aa_musical_theatre/2006_season/fiddler_on_the_roof/fiddler_on_the_roof.htm   (296 words)

 "Fiddler on the Roof" - Newsday.com
In David Leveaux's handsome, intelligent, radically reconceived "Fiddler," which opened last night at the Minskoff Theatre with Alfred Molina as an appealing Tevye, there are even white birch trees - the haunting Chekhovian foliage of choice - to connect the dots between the Jewish and Russian stories in the early 1900s.
Scenery, however, is the least of the differences between this "Fiddler" and the Tevye industry that has been countlessly replicated for 40 years and fortysomething polyglot cast albums.
There's unintended irony, considering this production, in Tevye's evolving philosophy: "Without our tradition, life would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof." But the final tableau, as villagers leave for lives unknown, is a shimmering, wistful silhouette.
www.newsday.com /entertainment/news/ny-etledew3687277feb27,0,2055947.story?coll=ny-nyc-entertainment-headlines   (839 words)

 Fiddler On The Roof - Arts Reviews - Arts - Entertainment - theage.com.au
Fiddler On The Roof, adapted from the works of Yiddish storyteller Sholom Aleichum, has charmed audiences for more than 40 years.
Created in the early 1960s when the musical - traditionally a light entertainment - was aspiring to a new level of dramatic seriousness, the action takes place in the small Russian village of Anatevka, where a Jewish community faces threats to its long-held traditions and values.
The chorus numbers, in particular, were breathtaking, from the folk dancing in Tradition to the dream sequence, with its gigantic evil spirit and operatic splendour.
www.theage.com.au /news/arts-reviews/fiddler-on-the-roof/2006/06/15/1149964647408.html   (598 words)

 Theater Review: Fiddler on the Roof
The Musical Theatre Guild's production of Joseph Stein's Fiddler on the Roof provides an enjoyable evening, even if at times the events on stage don't really spring to life and the focus is misguided.
The plot draws out themes of change and progress.Set in Anatevka, a Russian village, on the eve of the revolution, the show places the overall change of Russia in balance with the change of "tradition" within individual towns and families.
While the Fiddler performed excellently on her solos, at other times she attempted to fake playing with the orchestra.
www-tech.mit.edu /V118/N60/fiddler.60a.html   (815 words)

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