Venus (Kobo eBook)

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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 anatomical measurements of her after her premature death.
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ISBN-13: 9781559367387
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication Date: December 15th, 2012
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