Thursday, February 02, 2012

My Life at the Theater-Fiddler on the Roof

We saw Fiddler at Stratford Shakespeare Festival on July 4, 2000.

This was a different interpretation than the ones with Topol or Harvey Feinstein.

Brett Carver played Teyve as a religious, simple and subdued man. His reading of the part was brilliant for me.


Anonymous said...

We've seen it once with Topol in London and once with Harvey Fierstein on Broadway. Also saw the original production with a much later cast, Paul Lipson as Tevye. Before I met Jackie she went with her family and saw Herschel Bernardi in the role.

Jeff M.

Charles Gramlich said...

Just one more place I've failed to get my portion of culture.

The Passing Tramp said...

I saw the Topol film in 1972 I think, when I was six years old. My parents dragged me to all these musicals, like Scrooge, Oliver and Fiddler and Fiddler was the only one that I didn't hate! Saw Topol in this the other year for his supposed farewell tour.

Anonymous said...

Patti - Oh, this is one of my all-time favourite shows! I'm so so glad you mentioned it! It must have been interesting to see a different interpretation of the Tevye role, though. I'm glad it worked as well as it did.