Gallery view

1941

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The darker wisdom prophecies in tale and play, seeking to pierce the gloom of 1940

An early version of this theatrical work "seeking to pierce the gloom of 1940," bearing very minimal editorial mark-up.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Black man

A heavily marked-up draft of the play, which takes place on "the earth," and "in the beginning."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Peace

Five loose pages of an early rendering of "Peace," the fourth act of Du Bois's theatrical compendium "Darker Wisdom / Sorcery of Color."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Black man

An initial, uncorrected, complete draft.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Title page of Playthings of the Night

Title page of Du Bois's essay on "American Negro drama."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Seven-up A play in three acts

A fourth, heavily corrected draft of this three-act play taking place in "a town in Georgia" and prepared for publication in "Playthings of the Night." See also mums312-b233-i060, i063 through i068).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Black man and the moon A dramatic phantasy

A clean-looking draft of the play, typed on onion skin, and including table of contents page and list of dramatis personae.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The first tale black man, a fantasy

An introduction and early rendering of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night," and which takes place at "the Earth's beginnings, when the moon was young."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Seven-up A play in three acts

A third, uncorrected draft of this three-act play taking place in "a town in Georgia" and prepared for publication in "Playthings of the Night." See also mums312-b233-i060, i063 through i068).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Black Hercules at the forks of the road A morality play in 5 scenes

An slightly marked-up draft of scene I and list of dramatis personae. See also mums312-b233-i070 and i072.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers