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Heroine Yentl


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Heroine of a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Biography of Heroine Yentl

Isaac Bashevis Singer's story about Yentl was written in 1962 as Yentl the Yeshiva Boy and published in Singer's collection Short Friday. In 1974 it was adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin for the Chelsea Theater in Brooklyn, and the playscript was published by Chelsea Theater Center that year. First hardcover edition 1983. Yentl, the movie, in 1983, was directed and starred by Barbara Streisand (born 1942).


  • Yentl the Yeshiva Boy.
    An Isaac Bashevis Singer reader.
    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1971: 135-166.

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