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Foundations of Stage Makeup

1st Edition

By Daniel Townsend


216 pages | 137 Color Illus. | 5 B/W Illus.

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Foundations of Stage Makeup is a comprehensive exploration into the creative world of stage makeup. Step-by-step makeup applications paired with textual content create an enriching experience for future performers and makeup artists. Students will learn relevant history, color theory, makeup sanitation processes, and the use of light and shadow to engage in discussions about the aspects of professional makeup. Those foundations are then paired with a semester’s-worth of descriptive, engaging makeup applications. Old age makeup, blocking out eyebrows, gory burns, and creating fantastical creatures are just a few of the rewarding techniques found in Foundations of Stage Makeup. The book is complemented by an eResource page featuring makeup tutorials and an instructor’s manual with example assignments and tips to teaching each chapter.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. A Concise History of Makeup 2. Hygiene, Sanitation, and Chemicals 3. Facial Anatomy 4. The Color Theory of Makeup 5. Light, Shadow, and Contouring 6. Wigs and Wig Prep 7. Foundation and Concealer 8. Eyes and Eyebrows 9. Lips 10. Bone Structure Makeup 11. Corrective Makeup 12. Old Age Makeup 13. Concealing Eyebrows 14. Angry Makeup 15. Sad Makeup 16. Trauma Makeup 17. Fantasy Makeup

About the Author

Daniel C Townsend has worked as a Wigmaster and makeup artist in the theatre industry for over a decade. With his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music, he has taught collegiate stage makeup and wig making courses, toured internationally, and served as Wigmaster for both Colorado and Utah Shakespeare Festivals as well as for the regional theatre Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft