Etching of Joseph

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Etching of Joseph

Story:

What’s in Her Name? Zephirach in Haarlem

story by Dinah Wouters

This emblem was designed and published in the Low Countries in 1559. Although it depicts the biblical story of Joseph, which is common literary heritage, one specific detail allows us to make a connection between this picture and a theatrical performance that took place 24 years earlier in the center of Amsterdam. From Haarlem and Amsterdam, the story of this detail will take us on a journey through Europe and through the history of theatre.

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