History Theatre / FiddlerOnTheRoof

26th May '18 8:23:08 AM ironballs16
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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Provides that page's quote.
-->'''Avram''': (''gestures at Perchik and Mordcha'') He's right, and he's right? They can't both be right.\\
'''Tevye''': You know... you are also right.
19th May '18 12:15:32 PM Statzkeen
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* DanceOff: A variant happens in the bar twice when Tevye and Lazar are celebrating. At first when the Russians show up, everything is tense and the Jewish patrons are worried until then the Russians start singing and dancing too, and each group (Russian/Jewish) ends up dancing separately in their own style to the same music. Then Tevye and one Russian accidentally bump and nearly trip each other, and the whole place goes silent and it looks like a fight may break out. The Russian offers Tevye a hand-shake and then starts dancing and Tevye soon declares the Russian dance style is pretty fun, and then everyone joins back in dancing together and men of each group are dancing in the style of the other. It's not quite a DanceOff but close, and has about the same effect.

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* DanceOff: A variant happens in the bar twice when Tevye and Lazar are celebrating. At first when the Russians show up, everything is tense and the Jewish patrons are worried until then the Russians start singing and dancing too, and each group (Russian/Jewish) ends up dancing separately in their own style to the same music. dancing. Then Tevye and one Russian accidentally bump bumps into Tevye and nearly trip each other, trips over, and the whole place goes silent and it looks like a fight may break out. The Russian offers Tevye a hand-shake and then starts dancing and Tevye soon declares the Russian dance style is pretty fun, and then everyone joins back in dancing together and men of each group are dancing in the style of the other. It's not quite a DanceOff but close, and has about the same effect.
19th May '18 12:06:26 PM Statzkeen
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* DirtyOldMan: {{Averted}}. Lazar Wolf is in his 50s and wants to marry a woman less than half his age, but it's a case of ValuesDissonance and he's not shown to be lecherous or creepy. Hhe's portrayed as a decent human being who is lonely after the death of his wife, grows fond of a woman who visits his butcher shop option, and genuinely cares about her, with realistic InUniverse reactions from other characters (e.g. Tzeitel is little squicky about the age but mostly just is annoyed that it's not Model she'd be marrying. Tevye feels uneasy about having a son-in-law who is own age, but isn't flat out against the idea, and it's more important to him that Lazar Wolf is going to treat her well and take care of her).
19th May '18 12:02:30 PM Statzkeen
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* DanceOff: A variant happens in the bar twice when Tevye and Lazar are celebrating. At first when the Russians show up, everything is tense and the Jewish patrons are worried until then the Russians start singing and dancing too, and each group (Russian/Jewish) ends up dancing separately in their own style to the same music. Then Tevye and one Russian accidentally bump and nearly trip each other, and the whole place goes silent and it looks like a fight may break out. The Russian offers Tevye a hand-shake and then starts dancing and Tevye soon declares the Russian dance style is pretty fun, and then everyone joins back in dancing together and men of each group are dancing in the style of the other. It's not quite a DanceOff but close, and has about the same effect.



* ThatRussianSquatDance: Featured in "To Life."

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* ThatRussianSquatDance: Featured Shows up at a couple of points in "To Life."Life", which features it among a wide array of Russian dance moves.
16th May '18 9:06:41 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* HappilyArrangedMarriage: Tevye and Golde conclude that they do love each other even though their marriage was arranged and they had to learn to love each other. Tevye finds it difficult to allow his daughters to forgo an arranged marriage because it ultimately worked for him.
18th Feb '18 10:27:21 AM nombretomado
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* BittersweetEnding: The Jews of Anatevka may have been forced to leave Russia entirely, but at least they got out alive, and in time to avoid UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and the [[RedOctober Russian Civil War]]. Apart from those eight years of warfare wrecking the economy and killing a tenth of a population of the entire Empire, the latter was known for its ''even more'' violent pogroms against Russian Jews committed by the the Reds and Whites (the Greens opposed them, but were too weak to stop them happening). On the other hand, those of them who went to Poland not only would've had the frontlines move through the country thrice (once in the World War, twice in the Polish-Soviet War), but [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany later, well]]... As for Tevye and his family, his three daughters are married (not in the way he expected, though), and the fiddler follows them away, as does the traditions it symbolizes.[[note]]In some productions, Tevye leaves the fiddler behind.[[/note]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The Jews of Anatevka may have been forced to leave Russia entirely, but at least they got out alive, and in time to avoid UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and the [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Civil War]]. Apart from those eight years of warfare wrecking the economy and killing a tenth of a population of the entire Empire, the latter was known for its ''even more'' violent pogroms against Russian Jews committed by the the Reds and Whites (the Greens opposed them, but were too weak to stop them happening). On the other hand, those of them who went to Poland not only would've had the frontlines move through the country thrice (once in the World War, twice in the Polish-Soviet War), but [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany later, well]]... As for Tevye and his family, his three daughters are married (not in the way he expected, though), and the fiddler follows them away, as does the traditions it symbolizes.[[note]]In some productions, Tevye leaves the fiddler behind.[[/note]]
17th Feb '18 4:03:22 PM WaterBlap
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Sure enough, the introductory shot of the film is a fiddler playing on a roof. (However, he may or may not be a metaphor, and he's [[NonIndicativeName definitely not the main character]].)
21st Nov '17 2:32:44 PM VmKid
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* BigNo: In some productions, as Tevye [[spoiler: disowns Chava]], he shouts a BigNo as [[spoiler: she begs for his acceptance]].
13th Nov '17 5:50:34 PM gurkle2
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** In "To Life," the chorus gives one to Tevye and Lazar Wolf: "We know that when good fortune favors two such men, it stands to reason we deserve it too."
17th Sep '17 9:18:41 PM Juicehead_Baby
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* KissingCousins: Distant cousins in this case. Motel is implied to be related to Tzeitel through her great grandmother's uncle.
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