This story is set in Russia, 1905 and deals with many issues that are being dealt with still today. You will find people dealing with ethnicity issues, religious issues, interracial and traditional issues. Basically, although it is over fifty years old in Broadway production and over 100 in its setting, it still applies to many issues being dealt with today.
I found it to be a very humorous story. Many of the lines dealing with the big issues are played off for a laugh while still making a point. Tevye, the father, is stuck on traditions and wants everything done as it has been done as long as there has been traditions. His daughters have other ideas when it comes to marriage. They are not so certain they want to be married to whomever the matchmaker wants them to be married to. As the story unfolds, Tevye and others must decide if tradition is more important than happiness.
If you have never read Fiddler on the Roof, get a copy now and start reading. It is well worth it.
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I received a free copy of Fiddler on the Roof from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review.