History Theatre / FiddlerOnTheRoof

23rd Apr '17 5:51:18 PM ReturnedYetAgain
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* HumbleGoal: Ironically, the true motivation behind "If I Were a Rich Man." After describing all the nice things he and his wife could have and how important he'd seem to the rest of the village, Tevye quietly notes that being rich would free him to study Torah, pray in the synagogue, and discus the holy books with learned men ... things that a working man's life leaves him little time for.
--> "And that would be the sweetest thing of all."
23rd Apr '17 5:12:41 PM ReturnedYetAgain
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* IncrediblyLongNote: The Constable's "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... zaaaa, vaaaaa, sha zdarovia" in "To Life." It is not uncommon for betting to be going on backstage about when the actor will pass out. (Answer: not before he gets his applause, dammit!)

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* IncrediblyLongNote: The Constable's Fyedka's "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... zaaaa, vaaaaa, sha zdarovia" in "To Life." It is not uncommon for betting to be going on backstage about when the actor will pass out. (Answer: not before he gets his applause, dammit!)
9th Mar '17 6:07:10 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* PoliticalStereotype: Perchik, as the idealistic, left-wing university student.
23rd Feb '17 8:55:37 AM Steinman76
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* BigBeautifulWoman: Golde is not this, but Tevye wishes she could be. In the song "If I Were A Rich Man", he sings about "My wife, my Golde, looking like a rich man's wife with a proper double chin." This may be more about the life of abundance and leisure he wishes to give her than about his personal preferences.
14th Dec '16 8:31:08 AM Prinzenick
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: The film adaptation is a Type 4 (Near Identical Adaptation); it cuts out a few musical numbers, but is otherwise identical to the original musical.
13th Oct '16 2:53:04 PM MarkLungo
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* WeddingSmashers: The {{Cossacks}} interrupt [[spoiler:Motel and Tzeitel's]] wedding with "a little unofficial demonstration."

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* WeddingSmashers: The {{Cossacks}} UsefulNotes/{{Cossacks}} interrupt [[spoiler:Motel and Tzeitel's]] wedding with "a little unofficial demonstration."
6th Aug '16 2:23:48 PM Eagal
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* YiddishAsASecondLanguage

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* %%* YiddishAsASecondLanguage
6th Aug '16 2:21:23 PM Eagal
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* ArrangedMarriage: To life![[note]]L'Chaim![[/note]]

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* ArrangedMarriage: To life![[note]]L'Chaim![[/note]]%%* ArrangedMarriage
1st Aug '16 1:15:10 AM AuntieSocialist
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** A more poignant one later when Tzeitel's wedding reception is interrupted by the Pogrom: Tevye can be seen silently asking God "Why? Why? '''WHY?'''"
16th Jul '16 6:11:49 AM Saveelich
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The original Broadway production starred Zero Mostel in the role that would make him famous, but producer-director Creator/NormanJewison refused to cast him in the movie, feeling that his performance was too over the top, and chose Chaim Topol, star of the London production, instead. Mostel was so pissed off at the rejection, that when his son, Josh Mostel, later received a phone call from Jewison, offering him the role of King Herod in ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'', for which he accepted, Mostel reportedly retorted, "Tell him to hire Topol's son, instead." The movie was released in 1971. Originally, Jerome Robbins, the director-choreographer of the original musical, had shown an interest in directing the film as well, but the production company, Mirisch Pictures, refused to even consider the idea, due to the difficulties they had when Robbins was assigned to co-direct and choreograph ''Theatre/WestSideStory''. (Robbins had spent so much time shooting and re-shooting scenes in his quest for perfection, that by the time he had completed about 60% of the picture, the film had gone $1,000,000 over budget and six months behind schedule. He was summarily fired from the film shoot and producer and co-director Robert Wise completed the film alone.)

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The original Broadway production starred Zero Mostel in the role that would make him famous, but producer-director Creator/NormanJewison refused to cast him in the movie, feeling that his performance was too over the top, and chose Chaim Topol, Creator/ChaimTopol, star of the London production, instead. Mostel was so pissed off at the rejection, that when his son, Josh Mostel, later received a phone call from Jewison, offering him the role of King Herod in ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'', for which he accepted, Mostel reportedly retorted, "Tell him to hire Topol's son, instead." The movie was released in 1971. Originally, Jerome Robbins, the director-choreographer of the original musical, had shown an interest in directing the film as well, but the production company, Mirisch Pictures, refused to even consider the idea, due to the difficulties they had when Robbins was assigned to co-direct and choreograph ''Theatre/WestSideStory''. (Robbins had spent so much time shooting and re-shooting scenes in his quest for perfection, that by the time he had completed about 60% of the picture, the film had gone $1,000,000 over budget and six months behind schedule. He was summarily fired from the film shoot and producer and co-director Robert Wise completed the film alone.)
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