Fiddler On the Roof: Based on Sholom Aleichem's Stories

Fiddler On the Roof: Based on Sholom Aleichem's Stories



10 thoughts on “Fiddler On the Roof: Based on Sholom Aleichem's Stories

  1. (Goldilocks Reads) Jenna Vahue (Goldilocks Reads) Jenna Vahue says:

    I am an avid fan of musical theater and I also love to troll the book section at literally any store that sells them Dollar stores can have diamonds if you are willing to suat on the floor and paw through them like a cherubic dwarf I found Fiddler on the Roof and a strange movie tie in edition of Great Expectations at my local Dollar Tree The bright yellow book usually costs fifteen dollars and the cashier was cute double win I was familiar with Fiddler on the Roof through only a few songs and I had no clue about the plot After reading this I can confirm that Tevye is a suishy father figure who joins the beloved ranks of Matthew Cuthbert Angus Tuck and Hans Hubermann He has a blood relation to his offspring but he still tugged my heart Plus that If I Were a Rich Man arm dance is pretty slammin'It was a beautiful play that challenged tradition gender roles romance and the patriarchal structure Some of the bits were confusing like the dream seuences and some dialogue was pure Gouda to elicit laughter from the audience I wish I lived in that village with an abundance of eligible bachelors vying for my hand minus the crippling poverty of course Maybe that bookstore owner has a brother eh? I think it would be wonderful to see the musical one day and I can practice Tevye's shimmies discreetly to myself


  2. Lori Lori says:

    I was a very lucky goodreads first reads of this bookFiddler on the Roof this particular copy I received is in celebration of the 50 anniversary of the play Although the book is from Joseph Stein it is based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem's stories Fiddler on the roof is one of my very favorite movies It was originally a play that started in 1964 It is a wonderful storyTevye is the lead character he lives in the fictional village called Anatevka russia in 1905 Tevye is a poor man married with five daughters During this time era tradition is very important Each child is matched by the village matchmaker to be married Tevye is a devout to his Jewish religion Now times are changing His daughters do not want to be matched to someone in the village the first three daughter through out the play have found men on their own they wish to marry Way against the tradition set for centuries there is also a lot of turmoil going on with the Russian population against those people who are jewish This is a wonderful story with some real history to it I loved reading the play and also the songs that were in the play and then movie I know each song and found myself humming each song as a read itgot to say this is the first book i can say I sung along to Fiddler on the roof is a great readone of the best story lines for a musical glad I was one of the winners of this treat of a book


  3. Krista Krista says:

    Love Read this on Christmas Day and loved


  4. Karin Karin says:

    First I saw the movie then I saw a local production in my home town area and now I've read the book This is a well written musical that I think could still go over well now although not uite with the same oomph as it did in 1964 when there were people who'd lived through this time able to see it The book doesn't have any of the scores in it but the lyrics are put where the songs occur so for the ones where I remembered part or all of the melody I could hear it in my mindDon't know the story? Set in 1905 in Russia the year one of my grandmothers was born in the Russian speaking part of the Ukraine not Jewish but they had to flee in the 1920s for the same reason the Jews had to flee shortly after 1905 since this play takes place over some time it's about a Jewish family with five daughters It's about tradition vs changing ways and finally having to deal with pogroms etc If you are used to reading plays this won't be difficult for you to follow and naturally the original cast is listed so you can check the characters' names as need be


  5. Garrett Zecker Garrett Zecker says:

    I picked this up as a reminder of the script prior to auditioning for a role in a new local production I think it is interesting that one does not really find books like this any longer being produced a hardcover version of a popular play that is currently on Broadway I am not sure if there is just not a market for it if they were afraid that people would start illegally producing their own versions of it in their backyards or if maybe they are doing this sort of thing and my local library bookstore and everywhere else that I get books just doesn't carry them but this experience of picking up a Broadway musical in a hardcover book format was rather interesting I literally picked it up read it in a sitting really uickly and put it down That was that I think that there is definitely something missing when you do this FOTR is a really well written and pretty story however it is strangely missing its spirit when you are reading it on the page As a refresher for my audition? Great As a text that should be read in a chair or in a classroom I am not sure it really lives up to that After all a musical is a musical An interesting experience all the same and it will certainly help me with my characterization Still I would suggest renting this movie because I am not sure reading it alone does the writing and the story any justice


  6. Alex Mitchell Alex Mitchell says:

    Rarely does a book get a laugh out of me and this was a play and it got several Great read that's overshadowed by the plays and movie Is there a point to reading it after seeing the play or movie? Probably not But if you are looking for an easy humorous read as I was looking to settle into my college readings this is a good choice


  7. Carolyn Page Carolyn Page says:

    A great musical that's thought provoking and saddening and funny and wise This is good theatre


  8. Scott Holstad Scott Holstad says:

    God I hate this so much And to be fair it's not necessarily because it's bad While it's never been my favorite it's above average No the reason for my hatred of the thing is that I was in a relationship for nearly a decade with someone who freaking lived for this tale in any format and I was thus exposed to it x times per year or enough to drive me crazy Recommended for those who like this subject matter but as a uality playmusical I simply think there are many better


  9. James Swenson James Swenson says:

    I received Fiddler on the Roof through the LibraryThing Early ReviewerprogramThis is the complete libretto of the famous musical together with the lyrics of the hilarious and heartbreaking songs It is not a volume of sheet music just the beautiful story of Tevye the traditions he agrees to sacrifice for love of his daughters and the one compromise he is unable to acceptThis is a truly great work saturated with dark humor and with love I hope since I've made that point it is also OK for me to mention how much I enjoyed reading in black and whiteTEVYE If I were a rich manDaidle deedle daidleDigguh digguh deedle daidle dumAll day long I'd biddy biddy bumIf I were a wealthy manWouldn't have to work hardDaidle deedle daidleDigguh digguh deedle daidle dumIf I were a biddy biddy richDigguh digguh deedle daidle man p 27


  10. Chuck Chuck says:

    This play movie and book were derived originally from the writings of Sholom Aleihem's stories There are few productions that combine humor tragedy love and sadness as well as this story of the persecution of Russian Jews at the turn of the century Reading this play is assisted greatly by the constant reminder of Topal or Zero Mostel and others in the stage or film version Surprisingly this book is not identical to the movie or the stage productions that I have seenI found it amusing that while I read the book I would be singing the musical sections while I sat alone in my rocker


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Fiddler On the Roof: Based on Sholom Aleichem's Stories [BOOKS] ⚣ Fiddler On the Roof: Based on Sholom Aleichem's Stories ⚡ Joseph Stein – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The triumphant musical that won the drama critics' award based on Sholom Aleichem's stories The story is set in the little Russian village Anatevka but it could be anywhere anywhere that people face h The triumphant musical that won the drama critics' the Roof: ePUB ↠ award based on Sholom Aleichem's stories The story is set in the little Russian village Anatevka but it could be anywhere anywhere that people face hard times with humor and humanity This is the warm and touching story of Tevye the dairyman and his five exasperating daughters Although Tevye's precariously balanced world often threatens to come down around his ears he manages to keep his wry sense of humor about himself his family and his God.

10 thoughts on “Fiddler On the Roof: Based on Sholom Aleichem's Stories

  1. (Goldilocks Reads) Jenna Vahue (Goldilocks Reads) Jenna Vahue says:

    I am an avid fan of musical theater and I also love to troll the book section at literally any store that sells them Dollar stores can have diamonds if you are willing to suat on the floor and paw through them like a cherubic dwarf I found Fiddler on the Roof and a strange movie tie in edition of Great Expectations at my local Dollar Tree The bright yellow book usually costs fifteen dollars and the cashier was cute double win I was familiar with Fiddler on the Roof through only a few songs and I had no clue about the plot After reading this I can confirm that Tevye is a suishy father figure who joins the beloved ranks of Matthew Cuthbert Angus Tuck and Hans Hubermann He has a blood relation to his offspring but he still tugged my heart Plus that If I Were a Rich Man arm dance is pretty slammin'It was a beautiful play that challenged tradition gender roles romance and the patriarchal structure Some of the bits were confusing like the dream seuences and some dialogue was pure Gouda to elicit laughter from the audience I wish I lived in that village with an abundance of eligible bachelors vying for my hand minus the crippling poverty of course Maybe that bookstore owner has a brother eh? I think it would be wonderful to see the musical one day and I can practice Tevye's shimmies discreetly to myself

  2. Lori Lori says:

    I was a very lucky goodreads first reads of this bookFiddler on the Roof this particular copy I received is in celebration of the 50 anniversary of the play Although the book is from Joseph Stein it is based on the writings of Sholem Aleichem's stories Fiddler on the roof is one of my very favorite movies It was originally a play that started in 1964 It is a wonderful storyTevye is the lead character he lives in the fictional village called Anatevka russia in 1905 Tevye is a poor man married with five daughters During this time era tradition is very important Each child is matched by the village matchmaker to be married Tevye is a devout to his Jewish religion Now times are changing His daughters do not want to be matched to someone in the village the first three daughter through out the play have found men on their own they wish to marry Way against the tradition set for centuries there is also a lot of turmoil going on with the Russian population against those people who are jewish This is a wonderful story with some real history to it I loved reading the play and also the songs that were in the play and then movie I know each song and found myself humming each song as a read itgot to say this is the first book i can say I sung along to Fiddler on the roof is a great readone of the best story lines for a musical glad I was one of the winners of this treat of a book

  3. Krista Krista says:

    Love Read this on Christmas Day and loved

  4. Karin Karin says:

    First I saw the movie then I saw a local production in my home town area and now I've read the book This is a well written musical that I think could still go over well now although not uite with the same oomph as it did in 1964 when there were people who'd lived through this time able to see it The book doesn't have any of the scores in it but the lyrics are put where the songs occur so for the ones where I remembered part or all of the melody I could hear it in my mindDon't know the story? Set in 1905 in Russia the year one of my grandmothers was born in the Russian speaking part of the Ukraine not Jewish but they had to flee in the 1920s for the same reason the Jews had to flee shortly after 1905 since this play takes place over some time it's about a Jewish family with five daughters It's about tradition vs changing ways and finally having to deal with pogroms etc If you are used to reading plays this won't be difficult for you to follow and naturally the original cast is listed so you can check the characters' names as need be

  5. Garrett Zecker Garrett Zecker says:

    I picked this up as a reminder of the script prior to auditioning for a role in a new local production I think it is interesting that one does not really find books like this any longer being produced a hardcover version of a popular play that is currently on Broadway I am not sure if there is just not a market for it if they were afraid that people would start illegally producing their own versions of it in their backyards or if maybe they are doing this sort of thing and my local library bookstore and everywhere else that I get books just doesn't carry them but this experience of picking up a Broadway musical in a hardcover book format was rather interesting I literally picked it up read it in a sitting really uickly and put it down That was that I think that there is definitely something missing when you do this FOTR is a really well written and pretty story however it is strangely missing its spirit when you are reading it on the page As a refresher for my audition? Great As a text that should be read in a chair or in a classroom I am not sure it really lives up to that After all a musical is a musical An interesting experience all the same and it will certainly help me with my characterization Still I would suggest renting this movie because I am not sure reading it alone does the writing and the story any justice

  6. Alex Mitchell Alex Mitchell says:

    Rarely does a book get a laugh out of me and this was a play and it got several Great read that's overshadowed by the plays and movie Is there a point to reading it after seeing the play or movie? Probably not But if you are looking for an easy humorous read as I was looking to settle into my college readings this is a good choice

  7. Carolyn Page Carolyn Page says:

    A great musical that's thought provoking and saddening and funny and wise This is good theatre

  8. Scott Holstad Scott Holstad says:

    God I hate this so much And to be fair it's not necessarily because it's bad While it's never been my favorite it's above average No the reason for my hatred of the thing is that I was in a relationship for nearly a decade with someone who freaking lived for this tale in any format and I was thus exposed to it x times per year or enough to drive me crazy Recommended for those who like this subject matter but as a uality playmusical I simply think there are many better

  9. James Swenson James Swenson says:

    I received Fiddler on the Roof through the LibraryThing Early ReviewerprogramThis is the complete libretto of the famous musical together with the lyrics of the hilarious and heartbreaking songs It is not a volume of sheet music just the beautiful story of Tevye the traditions he agrees to sacrifice for love of his daughters and the one compromise he is unable to acceptThis is a truly great work saturated with dark humor and with love I hope since I've made that point it is also OK for me to mention how much I enjoyed reading in black and whiteTEVYE If I were a rich manDaidle deedle daidleDigguh digguh deedle daidle dumAll day long I'd biddy biddy bumIf I were a wealthy manWouldn't have to work hardDaidle deedle daidleDigguh digguh deedle daidle dumIf I were a biddy biddy richDigguh digguh deedle daidle man p 27

  10. Chuck Chuck says:

    This play movie and book were derived originally from the writings of Sholom Aleihem's stories There are few productions that combine humor tragedy love and sadness as well as this story of the persecution of Russian Jews at the turn of the century Reading this play is assisted greatly by the constant reminder of Topal or Zero Mostel and others in the stage or film version Surprisingly this book is not identical to the movie or the stage productions that I have seenI found it amusing that while I read the book I would be singing the musical sections while I sat alone in my rocker

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