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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.
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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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781559361354
  • ISBN-10: 1559361352
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publish Date: September 1997
  • Page Count: 96
  • Dimensions: 8.51 x 5.41 x 0.46 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.54 pounds


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