Fiddler on the Roof - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 10 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Stein
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We can now see the rest of Tevye's yard. There is a short partition down the center, and tables are set up at the rear on each side. The musicians play, everyone dances, then sits down at the tables, the men on one side, the women on the other. Mordcha mounts a stool as the dance finishes and signals for silence.

Mordcha begins his speech, blessing the newlyweds, which is answered by everyone else. The Rabbi comes to the table slowly with Mendel's assistance. Mordcha introduces him and blesses him as well. The Rabbi answers him, then so does the rest of the group. Mordcha announces that the newlyweds will receive a new featherbed, goose pillows and a pair of candlesticks from Tzeitel's parents.

He then asks everyone to remember the dear departed who lived in pain and poverty and died the same way. Everyone...

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