Theatre & Performance Studies: Costume, Hair and Makeup

  • Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture book cover

    Beijing Opera Costumes

    The Visual Communication of Character and Culture

    By Alexandra B Bonds

    Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture illuminates the links between theatrical attire and social customs and aesthetics of China, covering both the theory and practice of stage dress. Distinguishing attributes include an introduction to the performance style, the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-08 
    Focal Press

  • The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit: Supervising Theatre Costume Production from First Meeting to Final Performance book cover

    The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit

    Supervising Theatre Costume Production from First Meeting to Final Performance

    By Rebecca Pride

    The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit explores the responsibilities of a Costume Supervisor within a theatrical, opera or dance production company. Rebecca Pride provides an insight into all manner of processes, beginning with a definition of the role, and offers explanations of the timeline from the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-24 
    Focal Press

  • Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics book cover

    Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen

    Making and Applying Prosthetics, 3rd Edition

    By Todd Debreceni

    With this new edition of Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen, author Todd Debreceni presents the latest techniques and special effects in what has become an industry "bible." In addition to genre-specific considerations, Debreceni covers the latest gear you will need and details how to…

    Paperback – 2018-07-23 
    Focal Press

  • Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage: with Patterns from Vintage Clothing book cover

    Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage

    with Patterns from Vintage Clothing

    By Jessica Parr

    Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage provides instruction on how to recreate fashion from the 1940s and 50s that withstands the vigorous demands of theatrical stage use. This book provides historical context for the clothing and features authentic patterns taken from real vintage pieces.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-04 
    Focal Press
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • Color Theory for the Makeup Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects book cover

    Color Theory for the Makeup Artist

    Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects

    By Katie Middleton

    Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects combines traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to the make-up artist. This book is suitable for both professionals and beginners who wish to train their eye further to understand and…

    Paperback – 2018-05-28 
    Focal Press

  • Character Sketch: A Drawing Course for Costume Designers book cover

    Character Sketch

    A Drawing Course for Costume Designers

    By Helen Q Huang

    Character Sketch outlines a theory of costume rendering that explores how a designer conceptualizes and creates a character on the page. Beginning with how to develop a sense of character through active, gestural poses, this book explores and explains the process of drawing and painting from rough…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08 
    Focal Press

  • The Prop Effects Guidebook: Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic book cover

    The Prop Effects Guidebook

    Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic

    By Eric Hart

    In The Prop Building Guidebook, author Eric Hart demonstrated how to cut, glue, sculpt, and bend raw materials to build props. Now in The Prop Effects Guidebook, he shows us how to connect and assemble components and parts to make those props light up, explode, make noise, and bleed. It delves into…

    Hardback – 2018-02-23
    Focal Press

  • Character Costume Figure Drawing: Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers book cover

    Character Costume Figure Drawing

    Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers, 3rd Edition

    By Tan Huaixiang

    Character Costume Figure Drawing is an essential guide that will improve your drawing skills and costume renderings. Step-by-step visuals illustrate the how-tos of drawing body parts, costumes, accessories, faces, children, and different character archetypes, such as maternal, elderly, sassy,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
    Focal Press

  • Corsets and Crinolines book cover

    Corsets and Crinolines

    By Norah Waugh

    Edited by Judith Dolan

    In this classic book, Norah Waugh explores the changing shapes of women’s dress from the 1500s to the 1920s. Simple laced bodices became corsets of cane, whalebone and steel, while padding at shoulders and hips gave way to the structures of farthingales, hoops and bustles.  Corsets and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04
    Routledge

  • Digital Costume Design and Collaboration: Applications in Academia, Theatre, and Film book cover

    Digital Costume Design and Collaboration

    Applications in Academia, Theatre, and Film

    By Rafael Jaen

    Digital Costume Design and Collaboration gives in-depth instruction on how to draw, render, and fully design costumes using online tools and software. Grounded in the use of Photoshop, the book explains the process of building a costume design from scratch, including information on digital tools…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14
    Focal Press

  • The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre book cover

    The Makeup Artist Handbook

    Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre, 3rd Edition

    By Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall

    Learn first-rate techniques and tips from some of the best makeup artists in the business in the new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook. Renown makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall bring an impressive set of experience in all areas to the book, including work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28
    Focal Press

  • Routledge Revivals: Some Phases in the Life of Buddha (1915): Taken from 'The Light of Asia' book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Some Phases in the Life of Buddha (1915)

    Taken from 'The Light of Asia'

    By Edwin Arnold

    First published in 1915, this book presents a dramatization of part of Edwin Arnold’s The Light of Asia. The original text represents one of the first successful attempts to popularise Buddhism and its founder Gautama Buddha — presenting his life, teachings and philosophy in verse poetry. This…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

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