Most actors imagine a backstory for their characters when developing the roles they play. With her novel AFTER ANATEVKA, Broadway star Alexandra Silber has done the opposite. After playing the role of Tzeitel (Tevye’s oldest daughter) in the most recent Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof and previously playing Hodel (Tevye’s second-oldest daughter) in the West End, Alexandra has written a book about what happens after Hodel leaves the stage.
The result is a sweeping historical novel that continues the story that has captivated fans around the globe for decades.A sweeping historical novel in the grand tradition of Russian literature that imagines what happens to the characters of Fiddler on the Roof after the curtain falls. The world knows well the tale of Tevye, the beloved Jewish dairyman from the shtetl Anatevka of Tsarist Russia. In stories originally written by Sholem Aleichem and then made world-famous in the celebrated musical Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye, his wife Golde and their five daughters dealt with the outside influences that were encroaching upon their humble lives. Alexandra Silber picks up where Fiddler left off. Second eldest daughter Hodel takes centre stage as she attempts to join her Socialist-leaning fiancé Perchik to the outer reaches of a Siberian work camp. But before Hodel and Perchik can finally be together, they both face extraordinary hurdles and adversaries— both personal and political—attempting to keep them apart at all costs.
After Anatevka is now available.