Fiddler on the Roof

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1965 - Performing Arts - 153 pages
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(Limelight). The full text and complete lyrics, as well as photographs from the original production. "One of the great works of the American musical theatre. It is darling, touching, beautiful, warm, funny and inspiring. It is a work of art." John Chapman, Daily News
 

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User Review  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

This classic story has been memorialized and presented in various formats not only in book form but of course it's a well-known musical, film, and a Broadway show. Read full review

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User Review  - pmbasehore - LibraryThing

I've seen the play and movie adaptations multiple times, but I've never actually read it. It was just as enjoyable in print as it is on stage. Read full review

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Sholom Aleichem (Hebrew greeting meaning "Peace be unto you!") was born near Pereyaslav, Ukraine, and settled in the United States two years before his death. The most popular and beloved of all Yiddish writers, he wrote with humor and tenderness about the Yiddish-speaking Jews of Eastern Europe and won the title "the Jewish Mark Twain". One of his creations, Tevye the Dairyman, has become world famous, thanks to the highly successful Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, which is based on Sholom Aleichem's Tevye stories. Although he also wrote plays and novels, it is for his short stories and his humorous monologues that Sholom Aleichem is best remembered.

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