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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PowerfulUser Review - youngactor09 - Overstock.com
This is by far one of Parks greatest plays. This powerful story of someones true life is colorfully written and and beautifully mixes poetry with fact and fiction. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - suesbooks - LibraryThing
I liked this playscript better than most, although it became repititious after a while. I would like to see the play produced. Read full review