Venus: A Play
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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Review: Venus - Acting EditionUser Review - Alison - Goodreads
Bizarre. Surreal. Sometimes bordering on just being a conglomerate of disturbing gibberish. Despite all that, there's a huge underlying message here about commodifying a whole person for a physical ... Read full review
Review: Venus - Acting EditionUser Review - John - Goodreads
Experimental, different, and not entirely as effective as it could have been. I think it tried to be too artsy at times and while it was definitely interesting and such with its metaphors and symbols ... Read full review