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'Fiddler' playwright Joseph Stein's son: Arguing politics with 'Tevye'
'Fiddler' playwright Joseph Stein's son: Arguing politics with 'Tevye'

When my father, "Fiddler on the Roof" playwright Joseph Stein, died in October 2010 at 98, my eulogy began with an anecdote from a few years earlier, when he'd fallen ill en route to from New York to Connecticut. "How do you feel?" asked an EMS guy. "Not so good." "What hurts you?" "It hurts me that George Bush is president." The line drew a roar from the crowd, his people, New York theater folk, as reliably progressive a bunch as any outside a university campus. It was my parting gift to a man I'd loved greatly and, over the previous decade, since moving to the right, had argued with incessantly. Though almost...

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