Sep 24, 2014

Israel FDC "Fiddler on the Roof - Fifty Years"

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Fiddler on the Roof - Fifty Years

Date of Issue : 9 September 2014

The three stamps are based on Drawings by Chaim Topol.

Fifty years ago, in 1964, the curtain rose on Fiddler on the Roof – the first large-scale Broadway musical based on a Jewish-Yiddish classic. The plot takes place in a Jewish town in Russia and is based on the stories of Tevya the Dairyman written by the greatest Yiddish humorist, Shalom Aleichem.

Since the premiere in New York, Fiddler on the Roof has been performed tens of thousands of times all over the world. The first performance to take place in another country and in another language was in Israel, in Hebrew, in 1965.

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