Various Federal Theatre presentations by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the United States.
United States USA Date:1937 Duration:1 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
Posters of various Federal Theatre presentations by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the United States during the Great Depression. Posters of dramatic theater productions like Macbeth, Battle Hymn, Jefferson Davis, Taking the Air and The Mikado. A painted truck of the Portable Theatre. A puppet show at the "Theatre of the Magic Strings". Children lined up at the theater entrance with the marquee seen announcing "Marionettes" and the box office area. Children laugh during the show with the marionette puppets. A performance of the Gilbert and Sullivan popular operetta Pinafore with actors singing on stage the song "For He Is An Englishman". Actors seen on stage for Sinclair Lewis play 'It Can't Happen Here'. A presentation of the William Shakespeare play "Macbeth" presented by an all negro cast (also termed "Voodoo" Macbeth).
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