|LHP-YUBL: Langston Hughes Papers, Yale Collection of American Literature, James Weldon Johnson Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University|
|LHF-SCRBC: Langston Hughes File, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library|
|LHF-LPA: Langston Hughes File, Library for the Performing Arts, New York Public Library|
For the sake of clarity, all plays, whether published or unpublished, staged or unstaged, appear in italics. All unpublished plays are indicated as such in both the notes and the bibliography.