Tevye's daughters: The Right Look!
Dear "Fiddler on the Roof" Fans,
When the show is put on live, do Tevye's daughters have to have a specific look? I mean, does every single daughter have to look something like Tevye? Does the director insist that they all have brown eyes? Does he or she say that everybody from the family must "look distinctly Jewish"?
I know that whenever I watch the movie version of "FotR", I can't help but notice the fact that Tevye's oldest daughter seems to have what I would call "a distinctly Jewish look," while the other two daughters look, for all the world, to be more European or American. I'm sorry, but in my opinion, the oldest daughter most closely resembles Barbara Streisand, and I only know one or two other Jewish people in real life, anyway, so the oldest daughter seems to look both the most Jewish, and the most like Tevye.
I realise that you can be non-Israli AND Jewish at the same time, but is everybody from Tevye's family SUPPOSED to have descended from Israli ancestors? I love the show, but I don't know much about its back story, with regards to the roots of Tevye's family.
Thank you in advance for your replies.