Fiddler on the Roof - Act 1, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Stein
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Act 1, Scene 7 Summary

It is now dark in Tevye and Golde's bedroom. Tevye groans then screams, waking Golde. He continues to call for help, so Golde lights a lamp and shakes him awake. She asks what's wrong with him. Tevye opens his eyes, still acting frightened and asking where Fruma Sarah is. Golde wants to know what he's talking about, since Fruma Sarah, Lazar Wolf's first wife, has been dead for years. She asks him to tell her about his dream, and she'll tell him what it meant.

He begins to tell her that everyone they knew were at a celebration of some kind, including musicians. The dream sequence begins, and a Rabbi, women and musicians enter. Tevye joins them in his nightshirt. He tells Golde that her Grandmother Tzeitel walked in.

Golde is alarmed and asks how she looked. Tevye replies that she looked pretty good for...

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