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.
|Publisher:||Theatre Communications Group|
|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 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I liked this playscript better than most, although it became repititious after a while. I would like to see the play produced.