Stage Makeup

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-04-01
  • Publisher: Back Stage Books

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This up-to-date, full-color makeup manual is designed to lie open on the makeup table right as a guide for student, amateur, or professional performers. "Laura Thudium's new bookStage Makeupis a step by step guide to researching, designing and applying stage makeup....Unlike some makeup books from the past, these models vary in coloring, weight, and ethnicity. By using such young models (there is not a real wrinkle in sight), Thudium makes the reader even more aware of how makeup can truly transform an actor's face."Callboard Magazine "Many times, in the flurry of costuming a show, I've wished for a well-illustraed, non-threatening makeup book to ease beginning actors through their first dress jitters. In her 156 page book,Stage Makeup, Laura Thudium fills this need, offering readers a quick, understandable introduction to theatre makeup with plenty of step by step photographs. This book is successful in its enthusiasm, its clarity, and in its directness."Dramatics

Author Biography

Laura Thudium is associate professor in the Department of Theatre at Southern Illinois University.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Your Rolep. 8
Introductionp. 9
Getting to Know Your Facep. 10
Facial Shape, Features, and Qualitiesp. 11
Effects of Light and Shadowp. 13
Your Face Shape Schematicp. 14
Exercise: Turning a Black-and-White Photo Into an Outline Drawingp. 15
Supplies and "Picture Morgue" Reference Filep. 18
Basic Stage Makeup Kitp. 20
Constructing Your "Picture Morgue" Reference Filep. 25
Applying Foundation and Caring for Your Skinp. 26
Apply Foundation Lightlyp. 27
Makeup Removal and Skin Cleansingp. 29
Highlighting and Shadowingp. 30
Creating Illusions with Highlights and Shadowsp. 31
Exercise: Toning the Face Shape Schematicp. 32
Exercise: Highlight Applicationsp. 34
Exercise: Shadow Applicationsp. 36
Exercise: Practicing Brush Techniquesp. 38
Exercise: Practicing Sponge Techniquesp. 39
Corrective Makeupp. 40
Problem Areasp. 42
Studying Corrected Problemsp. 46
Age Makeupp. 48
Aging Processp. 50
Designing Age Makeup on Paperp. 52
Exercise: Applying Age Highlightingp. 54
Exercise: Applying Age Shadowingp. 57
Adding Character Traitsp. 60
Exercise: Aging Handsp. 62
Liquid Latex Wrinklesp. 64
Exercise: Applying Liquid Latexp. 64
Facial Stoutness and Slimnessp. 66
Exaggerating or Minimizing Facial Traitsp. 67
Exercise: Portraying Facial Stoutness or Slimnessp. 68
Wounds, Scars, and Burnsp. 74
Materials for Simulating Damaged Skinp. 75
Exercise: Building a Swollen and Bloody Bruisep. 76
Exercise: Creating Scarsp. 78
Exercise: Fabricating Burned Skinp. 79
Period Makeupp. 80
Building Your Repertory of Makeup Stylesp. 82
Classical Greekp. 83
Renaissancep. 84
Elizabethanp. 86
Restoration and Eighteenth Centuryp. 88
Edwardianp. 90
Jazz Agep. 92
Stylizationp. 94
Simplify and Exaggeratep. 95
Exercise: Sumatran Tigerp. 97
Many Animals Inspire Sylizationp. 100
Students' Animal Makeup Designsp. 102
Translating Schematics into Makeupp. 108
Fantasy Makeupp. 114
Selecting a Fantasy Themep. 116
Gender Reversalp. 124
Analyzing Male and Female Featuresp. 125
Exercise: Making a Male Look Femalep. 126
Exercise: Making a Female Look Malep. 129
Facial Hair, Hairpieces, and Wigsp. 132
Using Crepe Wool for Facial Hairp. 133
Exercise: Applying a Mustachep. 134
Exercise: Applying a Beardp. 138
Hairpiece Enhancementsp. 140
Exercise: Adding a Fallp. 140
Exercise: Putting on a Woman's Wigp. 142
Exercise: Putting on a Man's Wigp. 144
Making a Life Maskp. 146
Preparation and Materials Neededp. 147
Exercise: Creating the Maskp. 147
Color Mixing Chart, Foundationp. 152
Color Mixing Chart, Cream Linersp. 154
Suppliersp. 156
Recommended Readingp. 157
Indexp. 158
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