Venus

Venus

by Suzan-Lori Parks

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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
Sales rank: 461,069
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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.

Hometown:

Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

May 10, 1963

Place of Birth:

Fort Knox, Kentucky

Education:

B.A., Mt. Holyoke College, 1985

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Venus 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
suesbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this playscript better than most, although it became repititious after a while. I would like to see the play produced.