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Sunday, February 15 • 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Tevye: The Milkman and the Fiddler

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Sholem Aleichem's "Tevye" is known throughout the world, but the Yiddish milkman has become an English fiddler (on a roof). We'll consider this transformation by looking at excerpts from films from different cultures and in different languages: Yiddish, English, Hebrew and Russian. (We'll also take a passing glance at some others, including Japanese and Hindi!)  What happens to Sholem Aleichem's story in these different contexts?


Anita Norich

Anita Norich is the Tikva Frymer-Kensky Collegiate Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Her books include Writing in Tongues: Yiddish Translation in the Twentieth Century; Discovering Exile: Yiddish and Jewish American Literature in America During the Holocaust; and The Homeless Imagination in the Fiction of Israel Joshua Singer. She teaches, lectures, and publishes on a range of topics concerning Yiddish... Read More →

Sunday February 15, 2015 8:15pm - 9:30pm

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