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thundara  ·  1850 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'bl00's Reviews #7: "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco

    You know that scene in Fiddler on the Roof...

Never seen it

    Does that make sense?

Sort of, I don't really give a toss about symbolism in literature, as long as it is ignorable in favor of the story. Word from another friend is that the book included more political commentary than the movie, which I am okay with. From the above, I'll probably make a hesitant foray into the book, but only because audible will let me return it unfinished for free.

kleinbl00  ·  1850 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Before you read Name of the Rose, watch Fiddler on the Roof. I generally dislike musicals but I consider Fiddler to be one of the finest examples of staged entertainment there is. I enjoy it so much that I actually broke my streak of never doing anything with the drama club in high school because it was rumored they were doing Fiddler (I ended up playing Prospero instead which is a whole 'nuther story).

I was talking to a bunch of actors up in Vancouver and the subject of musicals came up. The unchallenged consensus was that Fiddler was the best musical ever made.