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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

1941

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

Black man and the moon A dramatic phantasy

A clean-looking copy of a draft of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941

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

Title page for The Sorcery of Color

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

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

1941

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

The sorcery of color prophecies in tale and play, seeking to pierce the gloom of 1940

Title page, list of illustrations, and two loose pages (21 and 21A) of this work for theatre; title manifests Du Bois's revision from "The Darker Wisdom" to "The Sorcery of Color."

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

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 appears as "Peace," 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

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