The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Fiddler on the Roof: Comparing Yiddish and English Productions
Bruce Sabath, former engineer turned actor, speaks about the differences of rhythm and feeling between the Yiddish and English productions of Fiddler on the Roof.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Bruce Sabath.
This excerpt is in English.
Bruce Sabath was born in Rochester, NY in 1962.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"I Think About My Twelve-Year-Old Grandfather": The Connection Between Yiddish Fiddler and My Ancestral History
3 min 42 sec
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A Journey from Engineering to Acting: Three Events That Encouraged Me Change My Career
9 min 50 sec
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