Faustus by Christopher Marlowe at WPA Theatres Art Print
A Museum Quality Print of Faustus by Christopher Marlowe Theater Poster for sale by Brandywine General Store. This vintage advertising poster portrays Death as a skeleton who is beating a drum with an hourglass at his feet. The play Faustus was first published in 1604 and is about a German scholar and professional who is bored with life. He makes a deal with the devil, for 24 years he has the demon Mephistopheles as his servant and at the end of this time the Devil will get the soul of Dr. Faust. The Doctor spends most of this 24 years traveling through Europe and playing practical jokes, realizing at the end of his time that he has made a mistake, but of course by this time it is to late for him to renege on his deal with the devil. WPA Theaters were a new deal program started by Roosevelt to employ thousands of unemployed actors and professionals during the Depression. Picture #101 an archival premium quality movie poster print by Brandywine General Store.