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1941

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

The slave, the serf, and the blond beast a vision

An updated rendering of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night," under the title "The All-Mother" and which now comprises the body of "Power & War," the second movement of "Darker Wisdom / Sorcery of Color."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

The Christ of the Andes

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

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

1941

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

The slave, the serf, and the blond beast

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." Chapter 10.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

The all-mother

A full draft and prelude to this (later retitled) play. See also mums312-b233-i074 through i077; mums312-b235-i018.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

The Christ of the Andes a play in three acts

A rough draft of the work, littered with minor editorial comments in Du Bois's pencilled hand.

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

The tabu of Christ on the Andes

A handwritten introduction to "Christ on the Andes" (ultimately renamed "The Christ of the Andes," explaining the play's themes and purposes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Contents page of Playthings of the Night

Listing the ten components of Du Bois's "Playthings of the Night: An Essay Toward an American Negro Drama."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers