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Faustus Presented by WPA Federal Theater Division

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Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe at Maxine Elliott's Theatre, 109 West 39th Street, NYC, showing Death as a skeleton beating a drum; an hourglass at his feet. In the depression of the 1930's a federal stimulus stimulus program was created, the WPA. The Works Projects Administration (WPA) funded theaters, art and inspired lots of classic reminders of a wounded USA struggling colorfully to come out of the Depression.