Gallery view

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

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

Black man and the moon A dramatic phantasy

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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