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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

An early draft of the work bearing substantial comments and edits in Du Bois's pen. See mums312-b234-i017 for introduction and i019, i020 for later drafts.

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

1941

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

Sorcery of color arithmetic

A series of division and addition operations apparently but not necessarily related to this work for the stage.

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

Seven-up a tale

An updated rendering of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night," and which now comprises the body of "Love & Race," the first 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 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

Seven-up A play in three acts

A seventh only slight marked-up 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-i060, i063 through i068).

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

A loose single page of a draft of the work, listing dramatis personae and the setting the scene for Act I.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Black man [fragments]

Numerous, voluminous, mostly unordered, very brittle scraps of drafts and cut-out edits of the play "Black Man / Black Man and the Moon" littered with Du Bois's comments and manual cut-and-paste operations. See mums312-b234-i010 through i015 for complete and much more finalized versions.

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