A CULTURAL HISTORY OF FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Alysa Solomon discusses her book "Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof."
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on The Roof. To begin our celebration of the classic musical, we welcome cultural critic Alisa Solomon to discuss her new book Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof. In it, she traces how the story of Tevye the dairyman, the creation of the great Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, was transformed into a blockbuster musical, which became a cultural touchstone, not only for Jews but for audiences around the world.