Venus

Venus

by Suzan-Lori Parks
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822215677
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
213,402
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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