"Tevye the Dairyman See a Fiddler on the Roof" will be discussed at Equinox Village in Manchester Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The cost for the two session course is $35 or $20 for just one session.
Tevye, the dairyman, is one of the most delightful and amusing characters in all fiction. Tevye's tales shine with the heart, humor, poignancy and humanity of Sholom Aleichem, brilliant chronicler of the milkman's stories covering the period of 1894 to 1914. It is in the Yiddish newspapers and magazines of early 20th century New York City that Tevye's tales flourished in America. Tevye talks to his friend about family, generation gaps, births, heartache, comic and political events through stories about his daughters.
Tevye talks and Broadway listens. The group will read selected tales from Sholom Aleichem's Tevye's Daughters, discuss what typically makes a Broadway musical work and examine how the creative team of "Fiddler On the Roof" approached the challenge of adapting these beloved stories into one of the most enduring musicals of our age.
Suggested reading for this course is "Tevye The Dairyman," translated by Hillel Halkin, in particular chapters 3, 4, 5 and 8. Copies are available for purchase at the Northshire Bookstore.
Young has worked in New York at the Lincoln
To top off this course, join us on Saturday, Aug. 18, for a lunch at the home of Jim and Sandy Wilbur and a matinee performance of Fiddler on the Roof at the Weston Playhouse. This lunch and theatre offering includes a pre-performance discussion by Producing Director Malcolm Ewen and costs $75.
Tickets are limited, register early.
For more information on the literature course and lunch/theatre event, visit greenmtnacademy.org or call Veronica VanDerMark at 802-768-8525.