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Fiddler on the Roof
The subject and the music of the world-famous musical entitled “Fiddler on the Roof” appeals to everyone throughout the world. Its libretto is based on Sholem Aleichem’s novel entitled “Tevye the Dairyman”. The story is set in 1905 Anatevka, a small town in Czarist Russia, where two communities, Jews and Russians, live side by side in peace. The historical context refers to Communism, the 1905 revolution, which in the end leads to the mass emigration of Jewry.
Tevye, who is mentioned in the title, is a poor milkman and the father of five daughters, whom he wants to marry off. However, all daughters, who seek true love, do not want to accept any of the matchmaker’s choices. Tevye constantly faces the question: What is more important: sticking to traditions or happiness of his daughters? Meanwhile, Anatevka Jews get to know that they have to leave the town.