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Theatrical Makeup

Basic Application Techniques, 1st Edition

By Sharon Sobel

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142 pages

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Description

In many theatrical productions, it falls to the performers to apply their own makeup, with minimal or no instruction. Theatrical Makeup clearly and concisely explains the basics of theatrical makeup techniques to allow stage actors to put their best face forward! You will gain understanding of the physiology of the human face and, using cream based makeup, as well as commercial cosmetics, learn how to contour it to suit your character with the use of highlight and shadow. Hundreds of full color images and step-by-step instructions illustrate how to visually manipulate bone structure and apparent age, apply simple facial hair and wounds, and create glamorous and natural stage makeup. Also covered are the tools you will need to apply your own makeup, along with critical health and hygiene tips.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

  1. Tools and materials
  2. Safety and Hygiene
  3. Foundation
  4. Contouring
  5. Natural beauty and health
  6. Manipulating the bone structure
  7. Glamour
  8. Manipulating cartilage, muscle and fat
  9. Aging
  10. Skin textures and abnormalities
  11. Applying Facial Hair and Prosthetics
  12. Cross-gender
  13. Historical Period and Theatricalized Makeup
  14. Makeup Worksheets

About the Author

Sharon Sobel is Professor of Theatre and Costume Designer at University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has taught Stage Makeup at the college level since 1990. She has lead multiple KCACTF workshops in makeup design and application and served as guest respondent for student makeup designs. She has designed and draped costumes and served as advisor for makeup for over 100 productions and is a member of United Scenic Artists of America. She is also a recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Gold Medallion. Professor Sobel is the author of Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian, published by Focal Press.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PER011040
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft