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Venus

Venus
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  • Author:Suzan-Lori Parks
  • Brand:Brand: Theatre Communications Group
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $14.95
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  • Seller:allnewbooks
  • Sales Rank:133,626
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1
  • Pages:96
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):0.5 x 5.5 x 9
  • Publication Date:April 1, 1997
  • ISBN:1559361352
  • EAN:9781559361354
  • ASIN:1559361352
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Synopsis

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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