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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

A complete draft of the "morality play"'s 5 scenes. 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 all-mother [fragments]

Five loose and uncorrected pages of this work, later retitled "The Slave, the Serf, and the Blond Beast." See also mums312-b233-i073 through i076; mums312-b235-i018.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

Black man A play in ten scenes

A clean-looking draft of the play, typed on onion skin, and with virtually no corrections.

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

1931

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

Negro tabus in the American theatre

From 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."

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 describing the "underlying thought" of the play: "the recurrence of the same personality at lapses of two and four centuries in bodies with varying strains of blood."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1931

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

The tabu of black man

Hand-scripted introduction on the "Tabu of Black Man".

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 fifth 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

Title page of Playthings of the Night

Hand-scripted title page of Du Bois's "Playthings of the Night: An Essay Toward an American Negro Drama."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers