Gallery view

1931

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

Seven-up A play in three acts

A sparsely 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-i063 through i068).

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, bearing some editorial corrections. See also mums312-b233-i073 through i077; mums312-b235-018.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

The tabu of all mother [fragment]

A handrwritten draft of this (later retitled) play. See also mums312-b233-i074 through i077; mums312-b235-i018.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

Note on Dark Wisdom / Sorcery of Color

An isolated fragment (page 116) of a draft bearing a summary of "Black Man"'s setting, argument, and dramatis personae.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931 May

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

Foreword to Playthings of the Night

New York (N.Y.) - Briefly introducing the works to follow, "playthings of a dark and beautiful night."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Negro tabus in the American theatre

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

1931

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

Beside the still waters

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

1941

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

Fragment of unidentified story / play

A loose fragment of an unidentified, undated story or play starring an Algernon and Pomkey, "a Negro, shamed of nothing, save the Shameful."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

The prodigal race

A six-page rough outline of the charcters and five scenes of this play or tale/

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