Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof- Alisa Solomon

Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof- Alisa Solomon
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A sparkling and eye-opening history of the Broadway musical that changed the world. 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.