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Foreword to Playthings of the Night. Introducing the work to follow, and taking "the time to say a word of the relationship between the theatre and the American Negro."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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Note in Du Bois's script indicating a set of pages typed or delivered by secretary Jeanette Randolph.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

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

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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Five loose and uncorrected pages of this work, later retitled "The Slave, the Serf, and the Blond Beast." See also mums312-b233-i073 through i076; mums312-b235-i018.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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A heavily marked-up draft of the play, which takes place on "the earth," and "in the beginning."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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An isolated title page for these "trials in tale and rhythm to pierce the gloom of the nineteen forties," and set in 4 movements: Love and race, Power and war, Race and Peace, and Peace and War."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1941
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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 "Love & Race," the first 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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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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Describing the purpose of "The Tabu of Seven-Up," an introduction to "Playthings of the Night," and noting its attempt to "deliberately fly and flout" the taboo therein addressed.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931
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A complete draft of the "morality play"'s 5 scenes. See also mums312-b233-i071 and i072.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

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