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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1941
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A full draft and prelude to this (later retitled) play, bearing some editorial corrections. See also mums312-b233-i073 through i077; mums312-b235-018.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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An incomplete draft of this (later retitled) play, bearing some editorial corrections. See also mums312-b233-i073 through i077; mums312-b235-i018.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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Chapter 2 of Playthings of the Night. Itemizing and addressing a series of 10 "things that must not be said or done on the American stage when it comes to the subject of the Negro." See also mums312-b233-i053, i056.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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Chapter 2 of Playthings of the night. Itemizing and addressing a series of 10 "things that must not be said or done on the American stage when it comes to the subject of the Negro." See also mums312-b233-i053, i057.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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A loose single page of a draft of the work, listing dramatis personae and the setting the scene for Act I.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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Title page of Du Bois's essay on "American Negro drama."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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A rather finalized version of the work, complete with an "Explanation" and plot synopsis. See also mums312-b234-i017, i018, i019.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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An updated rendering of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night," and which now comprises the body of "Peace & War," the fourth movement of "Darker Wisdom / Sorcery of Color."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1941
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Numerous, voluminous, mostly unordered, very brittle scraps of drafts and cut-out edits of the play "Black Man / Black Man and the Moon" littered with Du Bois's comments and manual cut-and-paste operations. See mums312-b234-i010 through i015 for complete and much more finalized versions.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931