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Sunday, June 9 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tevye transformed: Sholem Aleichem from page to stage and film

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This lecture will present Yiddish literature's most famous character, Tevye the Dairyman, as he makes his way from Sholem Aleichem's original stories to dramatic adaptations - to a 1939 Yiddish film adaptation and, most famously, the 1964 Broadway and 1971 film versions of Fiddler on the Roof. Each of these adaptations enables us to see both the evolution of Jewish culture over the past century, as well as the enduring complexity and originality of Sholem Aleichem's original vision.

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Marc Caplan

Marc Caplan is the Zelda and Myer Tandetnik Professor of Yiddish Literature, Language, and Culture at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland (USA). In addition to his book, How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernism (2011), he is the author of several articles as well as a lecturer on topics concerning modern Yiddish literature and contemporary Jewish culture. Beyond his scholarly... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Scientia Building Gallery 2

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