Venus

Suzan-Lori Parks (Author)
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Description


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.

Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Theatre Communications Group
Publish Date
April 01, 1997
Pages
96
Dimensions
5.41 X 0.46 X 8.51 inches | 0.54 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781559361354
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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.