Venus / Edition 1

Venus / Edition 1

by Suzan-Lori Parks
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559361352

ISBN-13: 9781559361354

Pub. Date: 04/01/1997

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

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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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:
9781559361354
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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