Since these three stories were the basis for
Fiddler on the Roof,
the class should now discuss how they think these stories could be combined. Would they change Tevye? Would they make Golde more sympathetic? Would they add daughters or omit daughters? Would they have one major love story or keep somehow to three? Would they change the story with Chava? Could they change the ending with Chava and still have the meaning kept intact? What will the musical be about? How would they end the musical? What kind of music do they imagine would be right? Finally, how would they begin the musical?
Small groups would collaborate and create and outline or more of what they feel would be the opening of the play. They could have dialogue and act is out or narrate the outline of the beginning. After the presentations, the class would continue to: