Gallery view

1914

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

Star of Ethiopia

A more detailed draft of the proceedings of the pageant's five scenes, noting that the work was composed for the Women's Club of Xenia, Ohio. Bears some hand-scripted corrections and edits by Du Bois.

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

Seven-up A play in three acts

A third, uncorrected 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

1914

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

Outline of Star of Ethiopia

A draft of the proceedings of the pageant's five scenes and their respective episodes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1914

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

Star of Ethiopia

An early draft of the proceedings of the pageant's five scenes.

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. 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

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

1940

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

On the New York stage

Typed draft of unpublished article discussing the development of the "Negro" in American Drama, specifically in the New York stage.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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

1946 Oct.

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

Stage for action

Typed draft of a short speech for an unidentified program devoted to drama. Du Bois recollects his experiences with the theater and calls the stage a fruitful place for negro drama.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers