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I have chosen Fiddler on the Roof as a musical theatre piece to view This particular piece that I am viewing is a film which was adapted from the extremely successful stage production This film is in English but at some points it is still difficult to understand certain things that are said especially how they pronounce ones name because of the Jewish accents This piece is adapted from a stage play done by Joseph Stein The music was by Jerry Bock The lyrics were done by Sheldon Harnick This musical open in 1965 and was turned into a film in 1971 Fiddler on the Roof was based on Sholom Aleichems stories The film is produced and directed by Norman Jewison The choreography was done by Jerome Robbins This piece was produced on the New York stage by Harold Prince This was adapted for the screen by Tom Abbott The Characters in the film are Tevye played by Topol is the main character in this film He is a poor milk man that turns to god for answers and has five unwed daughters Golde played by Norma Crane is Tevyes stubborn wife Motel played by Leonard Frey is a poor hard working tailor Yente played by Molly Picon is the villages matchmaker Lazar Wolf played by Paul Mann is a lonely butcher looking for a wife Tzeitel played by Rosalind Harris Tevyes daughter that is in love with Motel Hodel played by Michelle Marsh another one of Tevyes daughter that falls in love with Perchik Chava played by Neva Small the third oldest daughter of Tevye that fall in love with Fyedka played by Raymond Lovelock Perchik played by Michael Glaser is an educated man is educating Tevyes two young daughters and falls in love with Hodel The Fiddler on the Roof takes place in a small Jewish village of Anatevka Russia around Tsarist rule which is rule under the Russian empire The people in
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