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ESPERANTO THEATRE: Jozefo: drama poemo en kvar aktoj kaj epilogo, bazita sur la Biblioa rakonto. [Joseph].



A rare theatre play by Jakob David Applebaum was originally published in Esperanto by Stafato publishing house in La Laguna, Tenerife. 

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This is the first and only edition of a four-act verse drama in non-classical hexameters, originally written in Esperanto by Jakob David Applebaum (1877-1964), and published by an Esperanto publishing house Stafeto on Tenerife. Applebaum was a Polish Jew, who migrated to Britain in 1900. He learned Esperanto already in 1909. Jozefo is Applebaum’s most important work and retells the biblical story of Joseph and Pothiphar. 

An introduction to the book was written by a British-Swiss Italian author Reto Rossetti (1909-1994).

The Esperanto publishing house Stafeto was run by Juan Régulo Pérez in La Laguna, Tenerife Island, between 1952 and 1975, when they publshed 93 books, most of them in limited editions.

References: Geoffrey Sutton, Concise Encyclopedia of the Original Literature of Esperanto, 2008, pp. 303-304.

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