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

Overview

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:
1,253,378
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet 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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
May 10, 1963
Place of Birth:
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Education:
B.A., Mt. Holyoke College, 1985
Website:
http://www.suzanloriparks.com/

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