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1931

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

The tabu of Seven-up

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

1931

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

Beside the still waters [fragment]

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

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

Black man

A clean-looking draft of the play, typed on onion skin, and including synopsis and list of dramatis personae.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

The all-mother [fragment]

Another draft of 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 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

1931

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

Seven-up A play in three acts

A sixth marked-up draft of and foreword to this three-act play taking place in "a town in Georgia" and prepared for publication in "Playthings of the Night." See also mums312-b233-i060, i063 through i068).

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