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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

1931

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

Black man stage directions

Very brief and somewhat vague notes on the play's theme's color coordinations.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

From Miss Randolph

Note in Du Bois's script indicating a set of pages typed or delivered by secretary Jeanette Randolph.

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

1931

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

The tabu of black Hercules

A brief introduction to the play "Black Hercules," and prepared for publication in "Playthings of the Night."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Christ on the Andes

A handwritten early rendering of one of the play's monologues, scripted in Du Bois's pencil. Also contains notes for a speech.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers