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1931

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

The Christ of the Andes

A typed-up series of 10 pages of the play's beginning, including a prefatory "Explanation," plot synopsis, and initial dialog.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1931

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

Black man

An initial, uncorrected, complete draft.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1941

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

Black man a phantasy

An updated rendering of this work, which first appeared in the 1931 compilation, "Playthings of the Night," and which now comprises the body of "Race & Peace," the third movement of "Darker Wisdom / Sorcery of Color."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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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

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1931

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

Title page of Playthings of the Night

Title page of Du Bois's essay on "American Negro drama."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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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

An uncorrected draft of scene IV and list of dramatis personae. See also mums312-b233-i071 and i072.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1931

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

The Christ of the Andes

A rather finalized version of the work, complete with an "Explanation" and plot synopsis. See also mums312-b234-i017, i018, i019.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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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