Venus

Venus

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Suzan-Lori Parks continues her examination of black people in history and stage through the life of the so-called Hottentot Venus, an African woman displayed semi-nude throughout Europe due to her extraordinary physiognomy; in particular, her enormous buttocks. She was befriended, bought and bedded by a doctor who advanced his scientific career through his anatomical measurements of her after her premature death.

Author: Suzan-Lori Parks
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Published: 04/01/1997
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.54lbs
Size: 8.51h x 5.41w x 0.46d
ISBN: 9781559361354

About the Author
One of the contemporary American theater's most innovative wordsmiths. Her plays include: Topdog/Underdog (2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), In the Blood (2000 Pulitzer-nominee), Fucking A, Venus (OBIE Award), The America Play and Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom (OBIE Award, Best New American Play). She is also a screenwriter, novelist, and MacArthur Genius grantee.