Watch Yentl: Dramatization of "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy," by Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902-1991); originally published in Yiddish c. 1960, then in English c. 1983. The story: In an Ashkenazic shtetl in Poland, Yentl Mendel is the boyishly klutzy daughter and only child of long widowed Rebbe ("Talmud Teacher") Mendel, who teaches Talmud (a codification of Jewish Law) to local boys - and to Yentl, but secretly because girls were not allowed to learn the law in those days. When her father dies, Yentl is all alone in the world. She takes the momentous decision to leave the village and - disguised as a boy and calling herself by the name of her late brother, Anshel - seeks and gets admitted to a Yeshiva, to...
|Released:||November 18, 1983|
|Genres:||Drama Musical Romance|
|Actors:||Mandy Patinkin Barbra Streisand Amy Irving Doreen Mantle Peter Whitman Derek Lyons Mark English Kerry Shale Robbie Barnett Anthony Dean Rubes David de Keyser Bernard Spear Lynda Baron Danny Brainin Ian Sears|
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