Friday, March 5, 2010

The Museum of Family History's "Yiddish World Under the Stars" presents -- "Tevye the Milkman" (1939) -- Two Clips in Yiddish

Tevye is a dairyman in the Russian Ukraine early in the 20th century. He lives in a cabin outside Boyberik with his wife Goldie, his widowed daughter Tseytl, her two children, and his younger daughter, the unmarried Khave. Khave is being courted by Fedya, a Christian, the son of a local government official. Tevye warns Khave against romance and marriage outside her faith, but Fedya is persuasive too. What will Khave decide, how will Tevye react, and when the Tsar initiates a pogrom, will Tevyes friends come to his defense? Can the stubborn Tevye reconcile his heart and tradition? On the other hand....From YouTube. You can view these two clips by clicking here. Last showing March 21.

Don't forget to visit the Museum's Great Artists Series exhibition about Maurice Schwartz and his Yiddish Art Theatre.

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