Gallery view

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 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

1931

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

The all-mother

An incomplete draft of this (later retitled) play, bearing some editorial corrections. See also mums312-b233-i073 through i076; mums312-b235-i018.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Dramatis personae of The All-Mother

Listing and briefly describing the play's five characters. See also mums312-b234-i001; mums312-b233-i073 through i076; mums312-b235-i018. This play was later retitled, "The Slave, the Serf, and the Blond Beast."

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 uncorrected draft of scene IV and list of dramatis personae. See also mums312-b233-i071 and i072.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Christ on the Andes [fragment]

A fragmented discontinuous bit of typed-up dialog from diverse scene's in the play's early stages.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Christ on the Andes a play in three acts [fragment]

A somewhat fragmented early draft of the play, with some chunks missing, and bearing many editorial and physical cut-and-paste revisions.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

The sorcery of color prophecies in tale and play, seeking to pierce the gloom of 1940

Title page, list of illustrations, and two loose pages (21 and 21A) of this work for theatre; title manifests Du Bois's revision from "The Darker Wisdom" to "The Sorcery of Color."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Beside the still waters [fragment]

Three loose pieces of a draft of this foreword to Playthings of the Night on "the relationship between the theatre and the American Negro." See also mums312-b233-i051.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

The all-mother [fragment]

Another draft of this (later retitled) play, bearing some editorial corrections. See also mums312-b233-i073 through i077; mums312-b235-018.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers