Wonder of Wonders



A Sparkling And Eye Opening History Of The Broadway Musical That Changed The WorldIn The Half Century Since Its Premiere, Fiddler On The Roof Has Had An Astonishing Global Impact Beloved By Audiences The World Over, Performed From Rural High Schools To Grand State Theaters, Fiddler Is A Supremely Potent Cultural Landmark.In A History As Captivating As Its Subject, Award Winning Drama Critic Alisa Solomon Traces How And Why The Story Of Tevye The Milkman, The Creation Of The Great Yiddish Writer Sholem Aleichem, Was Reborn As Blockbuster Entertainment And A Cultural Touchstone, Not Only For Jews And Not Only In America It Is A Story Of The Theater, Following Tevye From His Humble Appearance On The New York Yiddish Stage, Through His Adoption By Leftist Dramatists As A Symbol Of Oppression, To His Broadway Debut In One Of The Last Big Book Musicals, And His Ultimate Destination A Major Hollywood Picture.Solomon Reveals How The Show Spoke To The Deepest Conflicts And Desires Of Its Time The Fraying Of Tradition, Generational Tension, The Loss Of Roots Audiences Everywhere Found In Fiddler Immediate Resonance And A Usable Past, Whether In Warsaw, Where It Unlocked The Taboo Subject Of Jewish History, Or In Tokyo, Where The Producer Asked How Americans Could Understand A Story That Is So Japanese Rich, Entertaining, And Original, Wonder Of Wonders Reveals The Surprising And Enduring Legacy Of A Show About Tradition That Itself Became A Tradition.Wonder Of Wonders, Miracle Of Miracles.Wonder of Wonders

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  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • Wonder of Wonders
  • Alisa Solomon
  • English
  • 23 July 2017
  • 9780805092608

10 thoughts on “Wonder of Wonders

  1. says:

    I was a goodreads first reads winner of the book Wonder of Wonders A Cultural History of Fiddler On The Roof I was happy to see there was a book that focused on Fiddler on The Roof It is one of my favorite movies I love the story Of Tevye.These Stories were written back in the late 1890s and early 1900s.by Sholem Aleichem He wrote many stories in Yiddish.Many of his stories centered around Tevye and his family i found it interesting that originally he had seven daughters in later play and movie he had five in his stories one of the daughters committed suicide when she could not marry the man of her choice it took many decades before these wonderful stories were put together to eventually make the play Fiddler on the Roof not all the stories made the play mostly the ones about Tevye and his daughters did During the decades up to the play the Holocaust was spreading through out Europe in devastating results in the 1950s the blacklist of actors and writers in America ruined many careers, many bein...

  2. says:

    Where else will you find out that Mad Magazine s parody of Fiddler had a suburban Tevye singing POSSESSIONS This is a mesmerizing history of Shalom Aleichem s Tevye, from the short stories to early attempts at film and stage to post musical kitsch The central chapter is a nailbiting account of Jerome Robbins creation, direction and reworking of the musical The stories of Robbins behind the scenes improvisations are astounding the wedding bottle dance choreographed weeks before the opening, popular songs cut during previews, etcThen the fascinating after history Though the weakest chapter is about Poland s restaging, it is preceded by excellent chapters on its reception in Israel and a jaw dropping account of an all black junior high school production during the height of the Ocean...

  3. says:

    I am awestruck by the encyclopedic knowledge Alisa Solomon mobilized in crafting an engaging and enlightening narrative I also loved all the personal anecdotes gleaned from interviews with surviving participants and their children.

  4. says:

    Insightful look into the making of one of the most well know theatrical productions How to create a play that is about Jewish history culture, but you don t want it to appear too Jewish but rather have a broad appeal A fascinating history, and well documented and researched The detail is phenomenal.

  5. says:

    A really lovely examination of the impact that the musical, Fiddler on the Roof has had across the world I strongly recommend this book for anyone who loves Fiddler and particularly for those who have performed in it Unlike many books about musicals, this one does not focus only on the Broadway production and movie, but goes far beyond It is at it s strongest as it explores...

  6. says:

    The opening section, which describes Sholom Aleichem s own history and writing, is fascinating The author s research brings the setting to life I m looking forward to the rest update I set it down and haven t continuted One day

  7. says:

    This was a fascinating look at the original author of the Teyve stories, the various adaptations that preceeded the Broadway musical, how the musical got made and how it spoke to post WWII perceptions of Jews as well as the view of Jews in that area on being Jewish American vs an American who happens to be Jewish, and the continuing influence on both pop culture and views of Fiddler within the realm of modern day Jewish culture The story of how Poland treated Jews before, during, and after WWII up through a staging of an adapted version of the musical in the early 2000s is especially griping The journey of Fiddler from don t make it too Jewish and critics decrying it as not honoring the original stories and not actually authentic which is true in many ways to it now being seen as the definition of eastern European Jewish culture pre WWII to the point that the bottle dance created by Robbins for the Broadway show and now considered an old wor...

  8. says:

    This was a lot of fun It starts out talking about Sholom Alecheim and the original stories, goes into how those stories became the bones of the play and musical, and even talks about the choreography and all that involved It takes us to the Broadway show with Zero Mostel and goes into, at some length the different interpretations various actors have brought to the role of Tevye The worldwide impact of the show in places like Japan and the emotional and cultural impact of a high school dealing with racial strife using a staging of the musical to bridge differences between Black and Jewish kids...

  9. says:

    Interesting but info than I wanted.

  10. says:

    Easy read and interesting to know the history of Fiddler

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