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Virtual Page to Stage Book Club

February - Tevye the Dairyman by Sholem Aleichem

2022-02-24 18:30:00 2022-02-24 19:30:00 America/New_York Virtual Page to Stage Book Club Virtual - Virtual

Thursday, February 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-02-24 18:30:00 2022-02-24 19:30:00 America/New_York Virtual Page to Stage Book Club Read and discuss the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching understanding and enjoyment of both! This month's selection is Tevye the Dairyman by Sholem Aleichem and "Fiddler on the Roof." Virtual - Virtual

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Read and discuss the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching understanding and enjoyment of both! This month's selection is Tevye the Dairyman by Sholem Aleichem and "Fiddler on the Roof."

The Page to Stage Musical reads and discusses the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching our understanding of both!

We typically meet the fourth Thursday of the month at the Northeast Neighborhood Library at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Conference Room. This month we will meet virtually due to the ongoing health emergency. Please click "Register" or email Jeff at jeffrey.gluckman@dc.gov for link to virtual meeting room. When you register, the option "In person at the Virtual branch" means the meeting is virtual. 

To see past and upcoming Page to Stage Book Club selections and more about the book club, check here

This month, we are reading Tevye the Dairyman by Sholem Aleichem, the series of short stories that inspired the musical, Fiddler on the Roof. 

Sholem Aleichem is one of the most prominent Yiddish writers of his time, and his character Tevye, one of the most iconic personalities of Yiddish literature. Tevye is the primary narrator of tales of his and his family's lives that take place in the fictional shtetl of Anatevka. Through Tevye, with humor and heartbreak, we are immersed in the personal and societal changes experienced by Ashkenazi Jews at the turn of the 20th century in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia. 

Tevye the Dairyman was adapted into the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof,  music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. It was directed and choreographed for the stage by Jerome Robbins. It was later memorialized in the 1971 film of the same name, receiving eight Academy Awards nominations. 

Copies of the Tevye the Dairyman will be available at the Northeast Library, or you can place a hold yourself from the catalog

Use your library card to access supplemental materials:

  • Listen to the original Broadway cast recording of "Fiddler on the Roof" with Freegal. 
  • Watch Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles on Kanopy, an in-depth documentary on the history of "Fiddler on the Roof."
  • Stream Tevye, a 1939 Yiddish/Hebrew adaptation of Tevye the Dairyman, for a film version decades before the movie version of "Fiddler on the Roof."
  • Enjoy the classic 1971 filmed adaptation of the musical Fiddler on the Roof from the DCPL DVD collection.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Club |

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